Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Moneywort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8 (2009)
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)
Moneywort, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_l_nummularia_0260
May Catawba County NC
The only creeping Lysimachia of our southern mountains, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
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 (Smith, 1998).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Lawns, pastures, seepages, other moist, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora
Common (rare in GA Piedmont & GA Coastal Plain)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
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
5-lobed campanulate to campanulate-rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Flowers solitary in 2-5 consecutive leaf axils
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p266
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p255
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p106
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p134
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p121
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