Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Helsinki Loosestrife

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Tufted Loosestrife, Lysimachia thyrsiflora.

Helsinki mystery flower, can you identify this?

Photographed at the gardens at the Tarvaspää Café at the Gallen-Kallela Museum
near Tarvon Salmi in Helsinki, Finland.

Image: GrrlScientist, 2 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

This isn’t the best picture I’ve ever taken, but I hope it’s good enough that you can identify the plant.


  1. #1 Adrian
    September 8, 2009

    Again I’m not familiar with Finnish plants, but in England I would call this Tufted Loosestrife, Lysimachia thrysiflora. A rare plant here which is rarely seen in flower.

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    September 8, 2009

    thanks adrian, you’re correct!

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