Lysimachia nummularia L.
Common Name: MONEYWORT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Lysimachia nummularia B. S. Walters

A native of Europe and Asia Minor, established as a weed escaped from cultivation. Its large yellow axillary flowers make it an attractive plant, and its creeping habit withstands mowing, so it thrives in some lawns, cemeteries, and borders of gardens; also found in floodplains and swamps, on stream and river banks as well as moist shores, and in ditches and meadows. First collected by C. K. Dodge in St. Clair Co. in 1888.

This species is sometimes misidentified (when without flowers) as some native genus, such as Chrysosplenium or Mimulus, from which it can easily be distinguished vegetatively by the orange to black glandular dots visible especially as tiny swellings on the undersides of the leaves.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Luce County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1712.