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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lysimachia nummularia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-02-004:
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lysimachia nummularia

 

COMMON NAME:
Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie


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image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lynu_001_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lynu_003_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1120

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1122

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_nummularia_0260

May    Catawba County    NC

The only creeping Lysimachia of our southern mountains, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_nummularia_0476

May    Catawba County    NC

The 1/2-1" leaves are nearly circular and short-stalked, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie

Dan Whitten    sdw_mudwort

August    Madison County    AL

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lysimachia nummularia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-02-004:
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lysimachia nummularia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

890

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon (rare in GA Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Lawns, pastures, seepages, other moist, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate to campanulate-rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in 2-5 consecutive leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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