Tall Meadow Rue, Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), Native
Tall meadow rue usually has male and female flowers on separate plants. The flowers lack petals. The
male flowers, for example, are made up of numerous thread-like stamens (male flower parts), which give
the flowers their starry, lacy look.
Swamp Candles or Yellow Loosestrife, Primrose Family (Primulaceae), Native
In wet years, patches of swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris) may appear on wet, sunny shores at the Reservoir. Their spikes of star-shaped flowers bloom from the bottom up and have a candle-like appearance from a distance. Also called bog loosestrife or yellow loosestrife, these plants are in the primrose family, not the loosestrife family.
Canada Lily, Lily family (Liliaceae), Native
Also known as wild yellow lily, Canada lily typically has spotted yellow flowers, as shown here, but
the flowers can also be orange or red.
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