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:

 

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


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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

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.