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Swamp Candles
Swamp Candles
Lysimachia terrestris

Found in marshes, low wet areas and along grassy shorelines. These were found along the Grasse River in the Town of Canton, NY. July 2, 2008

Swamp Candles

A relative of Garden Loosestrifes. The flowers are more distinct and showy than the domestic varieties.

Leaves of Swamp Candles They spread by underground stems.


Soil Type: - most
Soil ph: Neutral
Water: - Wet - Moist
Light: - Full sun - Partial shade


Height: - 8 - 12 inch.
Time of bloom: - June - Sept
Flower colors: - Yellow

Swamp Candles
Note the two redish dots at the base of each petal