Tufted loosestrife
Loosestrife Loose"strife` (l[=oo]s"str[imac]f`), n. (Bot.) (a) The name of several species of plants of the genus {Lysimachia}, having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color. (b) Any species of the genus {Lythrum}, having purple, or, in some species, crimson flowers. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{False loosestrife}, a plant of the genus {Ludwigia}, which includes several species, most of which are found in the United States.

{Tufted loosestrife}, the plant {Lysimachia thyrsiflora}, found in the northern parts of the United States and in Europe. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


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  • Loosestrife — Loose strife (l[=oo]s str[imac]f ), n. (Bot.) (a) The name of several species of plants of the genus {Lysimachia}, having small star shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color. (b) Any species of the genus {Lythrum}, having purple, or, in some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • False loosestrife — Loosestrife Loose strife (l[=oo]s str[imac]f ), n. (Bot.) (a) The name of several species of plants of the genus {Lysimachia}, having small star shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color. (b) Any species of the genus {Lythrum}, having purple, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lysimachia thyrsiflora — Loosestrife Loose strife (l[=oo]s str[imac]f ), n. (Bot.) (a) The name of several species of plants of the genus {Lysimachia}, having small star shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color. (b) Any species of the genus {Lythrum}, having purple, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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