Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


890

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

Look for it in 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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Moist

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:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-004:
Lysimachia nummularia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie