Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia
Common Name: Creeping Jenny, Moneywort  
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Water Saving Tip:

In general, lawns only need to be watered once every three days.

Check your irrigation controller and reduce watering times if necessary.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Yellow Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, High


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Water Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Raised Planter, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
  • Description

  • Notes

The Moneywort is a trailing groundcover in moist, sunny areas. Its yellow fragrant flowers have 5 rounded petals nestled in the round leaf pairs in May and June. It exhibits a charming habit that quickly forms dense mats in moist soils. This European native is naturalized in damp areas and gardens from Newfoundland to Kansas. -Holland Wildflower Farm
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