This plant gets it name from its fringed or toothed petals and the fringe at the base of its leafstalks (see images below).
- Family: colicwood (Myrsinaceae)
- Habitat: swamps, shores, wet thickets
- Height: 1-4 feet
- Flower size: 1 inch across
- Flower color: yellow
- Flowering time: June to August
- Origin: native
Fringed loosestrife gets its name from the fringe of hairs on each leaf stalk.