Mystery plant 063

This plant can be found in dry or moist open woods within the eastern and some central portions of North America.  When you can identify it, please leave a comment with both the common name and scientific name.  And share any story you may have about this plant.


Plants in spring


Flower buds and leaves




Close view of flower


Plant during peak blooming phase


Plant during fall season


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)

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4 Responses to Mystery plant 063

  1. Evan Raskin says:

    Whorled loosestrife, Lysimachia quadrifolia. This was one of the first wildflowers that I identified myself from a book, on a hike to Higgins Bald in the Blacks many years ago.

  2. Jeff G. says:

    Lysimachia quadrifolia— Evan got it a few minutes before me– congrats.

  3. Deej says:

    This plant also grows in Arkansas’ zone 7a

  4. Angelyn says:

    Indeed, this is Whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia). The flowers are small and well worth a close look.

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