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
Lysimachia thyrsiflora is a herbaceous perennial plant producing erect, unbranched stems 30 - 80cm tall from a stout, rhizomatous rootstock[
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)[
Bogs, fens (calcium-rich wetlands), swamps, marshes, wet woods, shores of rivers and lakes; at elevations up to 2,000 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Lysimachia thyrsiflora is known to hybridize readily with Lysimachia terrestris[
The plant has been used as a wash and poultice to stop milk flow in mothers who were finished nursing[