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Re: yesterdays gardening

Note that the Purple Loosestrife Chris mentions is LYTHRUM not LYSIMACHIA. My impression has always been that Lythrum is invasive but Lysimachia is aggressive. There are places in my garden that I want Aggressive plants, but I yanked myinvasive Lythrum years ago.

If I've not got the whole story, please set me straight.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] yesterdays gardening

I believe it is in the loosestrife family. I know I didn't plant it
there since it is in the pink bed and I definately wouldn't have put a
yellow flowering plant there....nor does it have a tag....so...

Upon searching on the internet, it claims non-invasive...hum.... it's here, I didn't plant it!.....

So, thoughts folks, do I yank it out now or keep it and move it to that color bed?


I agree with Kitty; it's probably Lysimachia punctata. I've had several come up as seedlings from neighbor's gardens and in the soil from prairie plants
that I've purchased (despite it being non-native).

Like the big bad purple loosestrife, it doesn't really seem invasive in
the garden -- the seeds get carried for a bit and new plants appear far
away from you.

Personally, I would yank it because it's a naturalized weed in the US.  :)


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