Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: June – August
Suggested Uses: Fringed Loosestrife is excellent for shoreline restorations and rain garden projects. It prefers rich organic soils with some moisture and tolerates a variety of sun exposures! Roots are rhizomatous.
Native Range: Native to wetlands throughout the majority of the contiguous U.S. except for the Desert Southwest.
Pollinators: Nude yellow loosestrife bee (Macropis nuda). Read more about this fascinating relationship between these bees and Fringed Loosestrife here from the Xerxes Society.
Flowers: The 3/4″ flowers face outward or hang downwards. They have 5 petals and 10 stamens.
Leaves: The lanceolate leaves are 2.5″-5″ long.
Other Names: Fringed Loosestrife
More information: USDA plant profile
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade, Mesic Soil, Wet Soil, Summer Blooming, Short Height