Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Loostrife-Yellow
Lysimachia vulgaris
of the Primrose family
a perennial
60 - 150 cm high
blooms July - August
likes Damp places such as riverbanks, lake margin
can be seen in the park by the golf course

   
The plant was thought to have been tied around the necks of animals to calm them (loosen their strife). A few hundred years ago the plant was used as a remedy for bleeding of the nose and mouth and for upset stomachs