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Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, 5 petals. Easily confused with Yellow Pimpernel but can be distinguished by its bell-shaped flowers and shorter, thicker stems.
Fruit:
Globular capsule with 5 valves, rarely seen.
Leaves:
Rounded or heart-shaped leaves, short-stalked and faintly black-dotted. The leaves are more blunted than Yellow Pimpernel. They appear together in opposite pairs along the creeping stems. The edges of the leaves are smooth.
Maximum Size:
150cm spread.
Foraging Notes:
Tea can be made from the leaves and flowers.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Creeping Charlie, Herb Twopence, Moneywort, Twopenny Grass.
Habitats:
Gardens, meadows, riversides, woodland.