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6 Flowering Plants for Your Garden’s Shady Spots (Slideshow)

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2. Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

This is another one that spreads like mad and that the bees and bugs love. It is not the bad loosestrife that you are not supposed to plant. Blooming in July, it has a spike of lovely white flowers on a bent stalk (like a goose’s neck).

Photo Credit: Dalgial (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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8:09AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

Beautiful,thanks for sharing

1:38PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

beautiful thank u!

9:05AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thanks saving this for spring and the front coner of my yard under the red bud trees need ground cover there so I dont have to mow.

12:40PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

very pretty.

9:46AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Lovely. Thanks!

1:56AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

thank you

1:10AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

interesting!

9:09PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Delightful flowers, certainly intriguing to know that there is a user friendly version of purple loosestrife seen in Most Wanted Dead Posters. Its beauty is well known but sadly it is invasive, a non-native species known as the silent killer of wetlands as it strangles native plants required by local species.

Bee Balm is lovely for tea and attracting humming birds and butterflies while the Solomon's Seal is a fond memory when spending 13 years on a 100 acre oasis known as the farm with ponds, fields and forest.

5:08PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Thanks.

5:08PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Thanks.

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