Creeping Jenny: penny-wise, moneywort | Nature Notes from Dorset

Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is possibly best known as a garden plant used as ground cover especially in damp soil near ponds. As its name implies it is a rather prostrate plant rather than an upright one. It has attractive five-petalled yellow flowers with glossy heart-shaped leaves. It can spread rapidly in the right conditions and in some places it is considered an invasive weed!. 
Although occasionally seen in the wild as a garden escape it is also a native flower and is found mainly in damp woodland, usually where a bare path is prone to puddling. There is a similar plant which can easily cause confusion

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