My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

Swamp Candles or Yellow Loosestrife Lysimachia terrestris
Primrose Primulaceae family


Leaves are usually paired, spike or lance-shaped, 1-3" long.


The Flowers are 1/4-1/2" wide, 5 yellow petals, usually in a terminal raceme. You will notice a red circle in the center of each flower.

Form/habitat: 8-10" marshes, wet meadows, and pond margins. Flowers June-September.

NWI status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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