Aug. 8, 2017


Lanceleaf loosestrife was used by the Cherokee as a gastrointestinal, gynecologocal, kidney and urinary medicine, and by the Iroquois as an emetic.  I wouldn't want to have any of those needs and be dependent on this as a remedy!

This is one of the identifications that I keep revisiting.  The plants were considerably more robust than I was used to.  But the keys keep leading me back here.  There is a second species, L. hybrida, that is much like this.  As far as I know I have not seen that one.