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Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia

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Phonetic Spelling
lis-ih-MAK-ee-ah num-ew-LAH-ree-uh
Description

Creeping Jenny is a low growing ground cover in the primrose family that roots at nodes as it grows along the ground. It often doesn't bloom but has yellow cup-shaped flowers when it does. It prefers moist, fertile soil but spreads less aggressively in drier, poorer soil. It can be used as a ground cover on banks, stream banks, near ponds or drape over walls or in a container. It is considered invasive in several states.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aurea
Tags:
#sun#partial shade#rain garden#weedy#wet sites#ponds#groundcover#waters edge#rock walls
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aurea
Tags:
#sun#partial shade#rain garden#weedy#wet sites#ponds#groundcover#waters edge#rock walls
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lysimachia
    Species:
    numularia
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    3/4 inch cup-shaped yellow flowers in spring. Rarely blooms.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Green roundish leaves up to 3/4 inch wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Pond
    Riparian
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden