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Moneywort in bloom
Lysimachia nummularia

This is an aggressive mat forming garden perennial that has escaped to the wild. Large beds of Moneywort can be found in wooded areas along the streams and rivers in the northern half of St. Lawrence Co. Given constant moisture it will thrive in full sun producing far more flowers than in the shade.


Soil Type - Sandy to clay loam
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - moist
Light - Partial shade to full sun


Height - 4 - 6 in.
Time of Bloom - June - July
Flower colors - Yellow
Propagation - Division
Transplants - Easy

Moneywort - Lysimachia nummularia