Botanical name: Lysimachia alternifolia Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Synonyms: Lysimachia glandulosa, Lysimachia tetragona
Himalayan Yellow Loosestrife is a small decumbent herb, 6-25 cm, branching from base. Alternately arranged leaves are ovate-lanceshaped, 2.5-3.5 cm long, lower stalked, upper stalkless. Flowers yellow, occurring singly in leaf axils, on slender stalks almost as long as leaves. Sepals are lanceshaped, longer than petals, persistent in fruit. Flowers are flat, 5-8 mm across, petals oblong gland-dotted. Filaments are fused at base. Capsule is hairless, shorter than calyx, round. Himalayan Yellow Loosestrife is found in the Himalayas, from Garhwal to Bhutan, Khasia Hills and Burma, at altitudes of 1100-2400 m.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Himalayan Yellow Loosestrife is ...