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YELLOW LOOSESTRIFE Lysimachia vulgaris (Primulaceae) Height to 1m. Softly hairy perennial of damp grassland, and often found beside rivers and in fens. FLOWERS are 15-20mm across and yellow, with 5 pointed lobes; borne in terminal heads (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, ovate and borne in whorls of 3 or 4; often adorned with black dots. STATUS-Widespread and locally common throughout.