Broadleaf Weed – Moneywort

(Lysimachia nummularia)

Also commonly known as Creeping Loosestrife, Yellow Myrtle, Creeping Jenny, Creeping Charlie, Herb Twopence and Two-penny Grass, Moneywort is creeping perennial weed that thrives in moist soils along stream and river banks, ditches, roadsides. Lysimachia nummularia can be found throughout much of the continental United States.

Identifying Moneywort -

Moneywort forms mats of laterally branched stems and can be identified by the smooth, glandular dots on the surface of its foliage. It also features short petioles and stems that root at the nodes, producing a shallow root system. Moneywort is sometimes sold in nurseries as a ground cover.

Moneywort also features bright yellow flowers are produced individually on stalks in the leaf axils.

Moneywort Control -

Proper cultural practices, such as proper mowing and watering, can help to prevent Moneywort by creating dense turf, which inhibits the weed’s ability to grow. Physical removal (i.e. “weed pulling”) can be effective, although you will run the risk of spreading the seeds to additional areas of your lawn.

Scotts LawnService recommends a selective systemic weed control program to fight Moneywort in your lawn and landscaping, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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