May. 25, 2020

moneywort, Lysimachia nummularia

Moneywort likes to hang out with its buddy forget-me-not in forested wetlands. Both are Eurasian immigrants, both attractive plants that show up in gardens, and both sometimes considered noxious weeds. They're both actually kind of nice, blooming along creeks and sloughs in the summer when there's not much else to see. Also called creeping jenny, or twopence after the paired round leaves. This now occurs in AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, BC, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, and QC. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 6/6/12. Colicwood family, Myrsinaceae.