Problem Plant: Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)    

Also known as Moneywort, this European native was introduced to the U. S. as an
ornamental ground cover, and it is widely available in the nursery trade. Many states
now list the plant as invasive as it can spread aggressively into sensitive wetlands.
It is posing a threat to national parks in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.

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Tags: Invades moist woods along streams and ponds, Spreads by vegetative growth, Disrupts water flow and may alter chemical reactions in soil, Dense mat reduces native herbaceous plants, Spreading ground cover, Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Hairy Alumroot (Heuchera villosa), Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris), Moss Phlox (Phlox sublata), Wild Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum)