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Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’

Creeping jenny

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilyPrimulaceaePrimrose family
GenusLysimachiaNamed for Lysimachus, a king of ancient Sicily, who “calmed a mad ox” with a member of this species
SpeciesnummulariaResembling a coin, nummus, often applied to plants with small, almost circular leaves

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Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Lysimachia nummularia (creeping jenny)

5/7/2011 · Maria’s Love Point Inn, Kent Island, Mary­land