Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Whorled Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 8, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Whorled Yellow Loosestrife is an erect, 1 to 3 foot plant with whorls of 3 to 6 leaves going up the stem. The leaves lanceolate in shape and are 2 to 4 inches long. As can be seen in the pictures, the stem is hairy. Also notice that the upper leaves sometimes turn a purplish color. Each plant has numerous 5-petal yellow flowers marked with red dots at the center. Whorled Yellow Loosestrife is similar to Garden Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) except that Garden Yellow Loosestrife has many more flowers that are less delicate. The Garden Yellow Loosestrife flower petals are much wider and overlap.
Date Location Notes Images
June 23, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire