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Useful Temperate Plants

Lysimachia thyrsiflora

L.

Primulaceae

+ Synonyms

Lysimachia capitata Pursh

Lysimachia capitellata Raf.

Lysimachia subcapitata Raf.

Lysimachusa thyrsiflora (L.) Pohl

Naumburgia thyrsiflora (L.) Rchb.

Nummularia thyrsiflora (L.) Kuntze

Thyrsanthus palustris Schrank

Common Name: Tufted Loosestrife

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General Information

Lysimachia thyrsiflora is a herbaceous perennial plant producing erect, unbranched stems 30 - 80cm tall from a stout, rhizomatous rootstock[
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The species is widespread and while it is possibly declining in parts of its range, it is not thought that any global population decline is likely to meet (or be close to meeting) the threshold for Vulnerable. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Flora of N. America
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http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range


Habitat

Bogs, fens (calcium-rich wetlands), swamps, marshes, wet woods, shores of rivers and lakes; at elevations up to 2,000 metres[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
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Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m

Cultivation Details



Lysimachia thyrsiflora is known to hybridize readily with Lysimachia terrestris[
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Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
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Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant has been used as a wash and poultice to stop milk flow in mothers who were finished nursing[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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