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Last updated 11/2/2009 by David Giblin.
Lysimachia terrestris (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenberg[FNA8, HC, HC2]
swampcandles

Publication: Prelim. Cat. 34. 1888.

Origin: Introduced from eastern North America

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "Lysimachia terrestris has been introduced in cranberry bogs and is occasionally found on muddy lake shores of the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Oregon, Washington).

A fairly widespread hybrid between Lysimachia terrestris and L. thyrsiflora has been widely reported and named L. ×commixta Fernald. The parents may or may not be found in the vicinity of hybrid populations, which can form extensive colonies through vegetative reproduction of rhizomes or bulblets. J. D. Ray (1956) indicated that the hybrids are "relatively infertile," with abnormal pollen grains."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Lysimachia bulbifera Curtis
Lysimachia racemosa Lam.
Lysimachia stricta Aiton
Lysimachia terrestris (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenberg var. ovata (E.L. Rand & Redfield) Fernald
Viscum terrestre L.