Gooseneck Loosestrife

Q: We found this plant in our yard and don’t know what it is. Can you help identify it?

A: You have gooseneck loosestrife, Lysimachia clethroides. This is another in the list of plants I’ve put in my garden that grew WAY too friendly after a couple of years.

Despite the attractive flowers, I spray it with herbicide whenever I see it. If you have a confined space it could be OK.

see

Dave’s Garden

and read all of the negative comments.