Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Loomis's Loosestrife at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8 (2009)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-02-008:
Lysimachia loomisii FAMILY Primulaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carolina Loosestrife, Loomis's Loosestrife
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_lysimachia_loomisii1
May Cumberland County NC
Leaves sessile, linear, tapered to both ends, opposite or in whorls of 3-4, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Moist to wet savannas, pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain (historically in GA, but not recently seen)
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Opposite or whorls of 3-4
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Flowers in a terminal raceme
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