Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Swamp Candles
Lysimachia terrestris
Family: Primulaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Open swamps and wet soils (Gleason & Cronquist 1991); also swamp forests (Weakley 1998).

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early May to late July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Differs from other species of loosesrife in having glabrous (no hair) stems, leaves and pedicels, the leaves usually opposite. Flowers are yellow and are arranged in a terminal racemose (long unbranched elongate) inflorescence.

Avoid degradation of water quality or changes in natural stream flow. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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