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Primrose Family
6 species
Scarlet Pimpernel
Order: Primulales
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Genus: Anagallis
Species: Arvensis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Poorman's Weatherglass (flowers
close under cloudy skies) - roadsides and waste areas -
native to Eurasia
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated September 19 2014
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Fringed Loosestrife
Order: Primulales
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: Ciliata
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - L. ciliata 'Firecracker' is a cultivar - L.
quadrifolia (see below) and L. quadriflora are similar -
moist thickets and shores - native to North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated August 25 2012
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Fringed Loosestrife - Pistil (ovary, style and stigma) and 5 Stamens (filaments and anthers)
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reproductive structure of the
hermaphroditic Fringed
Loosestrife
Updated August 25 2012
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Whorled Loosestrife
Order: Primulales
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: Quadrifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Whorled Yellow or Four-leaved
Loosestrife - leaves usually in a whorl of 4 or 5 - woods,
thickets and shores - native to eastern North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated June 28 2013
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Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Moneywort
Order: Primulales
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: Nummularia
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Creeping Jenny - damp ground -
native to Europe
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated December 7 2014
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Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Scarlet Pimpernel - flower approx. 7 mm - leaves to 2 cm - height to 30 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - June 2009
Fringed Loosestrife - flower to 2.5 cm - leaves to 14 cm - height to 1.3 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2009
Whorled Loosestrife - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves to 10 cm - height to 1 m - High Park - June 2013
Moneywort - flower approx. 2 cm - leaves approx. 3 cm - height to 15 cm (creeping to 60 cm or more) - Humber Valley (King's Mill Park) - July 2014
Starflower
Order: Primulales
Genus: Lysimachia (also Trientalis)
Species: Borealis
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - moist woods - native to North America
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated June 5 2015
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Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Starflower - flower approx. 1 cm - leaves to 10 cm - height to 12 cm - Rouge Park - May 2015
Yellow Loosestrife
Order: Primulales
Genus: Lysimachia
Species: Vulgaris
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated February 22 2016
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Family: Primulaceae (Primrose)
Yellow Loosestrife - flower approx. 1.5 cm - leaves to 10 cm - height to 1.5 m - Toronto Islands - August 2013
Perennial - also known as Garden or Garden Yellow
Loosestrife - leaves are
opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4 -
most flowers in the similar Large Yellow Loosestrife (L.
punctata) are in the leaf
axils - escaped ornamental - native
to Eurasia