Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Lysimachia nummularia L.
creeping-Charlie, creeping-Jennie, moneywort
Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
nummularia: resembling a coin, nummus, often applied to plants with small, almost circular leaves
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive|
|Plant: ||creeping or matting perennial, 1"-2" tall forb|
|Flower: ||yellow and dotted with dark red, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, stalk about the same length as the leaves; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||opposite, dotted, roundish|
|Habitat: ||moist to wet; woods, disturbed sites|