February 1, 2023
Lysimachia clethroides

Lysimachia clethroides

Lysimachia clethroides is also known as Gooseneck Loosestrife or Gooseneck. It was part of the Primulaceae family of plants but transferred to the Myrisinaceae family of plants, yet that family was merged back with Primulaceae. It is a herbaceous perennial. Lysimachia clethroides can grow from 1 to 3ft or 30 to 90cm. It is native to China and Japan.

Lysimachia clethroides
Lysimachia clethroides

How to grow Lysimachia clethroides:

Grow Lysimachia clethroides in rich moist but well-drained soil in the sun or partial shade. Don’t let it dry out. It has simple leaves. It flowers with curved terminal racemes of small star-shaped flowers. The flowers are white. It flowers from July to September. Lysimachia clethroides might need support if they grow tall. Propagate Lysimachia clethroides by seed or by dividing them in spring or autumn. Watch out for rust or leaf spot, slugs, or snails. It is deciduous and changes leaf color in autumn. You can cut it back after flowering.

In China, the leaves of Lysimachia clethroides are used in cooking as leaf vegetables or salads. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat diarrhea, sore throat, or edema.

Lysimachia clethroides
Lysimachia clethroides

Also read about Lysimachia punctata.

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