Also known as Spotted Loosestrife, this garden escape is an elegant, upright, perennial which grows to a height of over 120 cm favouring roadsides, waste ground and grassland as its habitat. From June to September, it bears clusters of five-petalled yellow flowers (15 – 20 mm) on short stalks in the axils of the stem leaves. The petals are fringed with dense glandular hairs. Unlike Yellow Loosestrife, the opposite, downy, ovate leaves are never black-dotted but have hairy margins.
Dog Mill Pond