Rough-leaved Loosestrife


  • Latin name Lysimachia asperulifolia
  • A member of the primrose family.
  • A non-woody plant with loosely grouped yellow flowers at the top of the stem.
  • Flowers bloom from late May to early June and smell like bubble gum.
  • Bluish-green leaves encircle the stem and grow in bundles of 3 or 4.
  • Grows 1-2 feet tall.

Habitat and Range:

  • Found in moist areas between dry longleaf pine forests and wet shrubby areas.
  • Does not grow well in areas shaded by taller plants.
  • Found along the coastal plain of North Carolina and on the sandhills of North and South Carolina.
  • Only 58 populations exist in the world, 26 are found on Fort Liberty.

Endangered Species Branch

(910) 396-2544

0-9125 McKellars Road

Fort Liberty, NC 28310

Hours of Operation:

800-430 pm M-F