The simplicity and grace of these little flowers, known as whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), is worth appreciating. It's such a lovely, prolific and yet overlooked native.
And then there's swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris). The flowers look the same, but also have a distinct difference in the way they're arranged on the stem. Swamp candles have an inflorescence of flowers above and separate from the leafy section, while whorled loosestrife presents its flowers at each leaf layer.