from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A European creeping plant (Lysimachia nummularia) naturalized in eastern North America, having rounded, opposite leaves and single, axillary yellow flowers. Also called creeping Charlie, creeping Jennie.

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  • n. A European vine, Lysimachia nummularia, having yellow flowers; creeping Jenny, creeping Charlie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A trailing plant (Lysimachia Nummularia), with rounded opposite leaves and solitary yellow flowers in their axils.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The creeping herb Lysimachia Nummularia: so called from its round leaves. See Lysimachia, creepingjenny, and herb-twopence.

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  • n. a loosestrife vine


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the round shape of its leaves.

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From money +‎ wort.


  • Even though the goldfish have a tendency to rip up and/or eat every plant I put in their tank, I bought two large clumps of "moneywort."

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • I put in a couple of the moneywort plants that the goldfish uprooted, but I currently have no grow light for them or CO2 (although I could move that up any time).

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Then, as the goldfish uprooted some of the moneywort, I transplanted that to the 5 gallon tank.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Sanicle, ragwort, moneywort, adder's tongue, all cleansing and astringent, good for old, ulcerated wounds, were all to be found around the hedgerows and the meadows close by, and along the banks of the Meole Brook.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • The moneywort (_Lysimachia nummularia_) (Fig.  117, _D_), as well as other species, also belongs here.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • This is a tall-growing and distinct species, newly imported from Japan; it is perfectly hardy and herbaceous, and differs very much indeed from its creeping and evergreen relation, the moneywort, or "creeping jenny," being more like a tall speedwell, having large leaves; it is so dissimilar, there can be no likelihood of confounding it with other species.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • If the position is a shaded one, the drooping plants might be of the following: tradescantia, Kenilworth ivy, senecio (A) or parlor ivy, sedums, moneywort, (A) vinca, smilax, (A) lygodium (A) or climbing fern.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Good plants for such uses are periwinkle (_Vinca minor, _ an evergreen trailer, often called "running myrtle"), moneywort (_Lysimachia nummularia_), lily-of-the-valley, and various kinds of sedge or carex.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Page 56 from the urn at the foot of the mound depended rich garlands of moneywort and tradescantia, and the air was fragrant with the perfumed leaf of pungent herb and flowering shrub.

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • You might as well ask him how to know the wild flowers as how to know the lawn pests -- dandelion, chickweed, summer-grass, heal-all, moneywort and the like -- with which you must reckon wearily by and by because he only mows them in his blindness and lets them flatten to the ground and scatter their seed like an infantry firing-line.

    The Amateur Garden


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