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Lysimachia nummularia - L.

Common Name Creeping Jenny, Moneywort, Creeping Charlie
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp situations in pastures and by the sides of streams, avoiding acid soils[4, 9].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Sweden south and east to Spain, N. Greece and the Caucasus.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Lysimachia nummularia Creeping Jenny, Moneywort, Creeping Charlie


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Lysimachia nummularia Creeping Jenny, Moneywort, Creeping Charlie
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Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Prostrate, Spreading or horizontal, Variable spread.


Physical Characteristics

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Lysimachia nummularia is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.6 m (2ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Pond; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

A tea is made from the leaves and flowers[46, 61, 177, 183].

Medicinal Uses



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Antidiarrhoeal;  Antiscorbutic;  Astringent;  Diuretic;  Vulnerary.

The whole herb, used fresh or dried, is antiscorbutic, mildly astringent, diuretic and vulnerary[4, 9, 46]. For drying, the herb is harvested in June[4]. Creeping Jenny is a very good wound-herb, the fresh leaves being bruised and applied externally to the affected area[4]. An infusion is used to treat internal bleeding and diarrhoea[9].

Other Uses

Can be used as a ground cover plant in moist soils but requires weeding for the first year or so. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way and form a carpet, rooting as they spread[208].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Container, Ground cover, Rock garden, Woodland garden. An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist loamy soil[1]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Grows well in marshy soil and in shallow water in pond margins[24, 56]. Prefers a shady position[111] but also succeeds in full sun[188]. Plants are hardy to at least -25°c[187]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. A very ornamental plant[1]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Invasive, Naturalizing, Fragrant flowers, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[200]. This species rarely produces seed in Britain[17]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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