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 (mŭn′ē-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
A European creeping plant (Lysimachia nummularia) naturalized in eastern North America, having rounded, opposite leaves and single, axillary yellow flowers. Also called creeping Jenny.

[From the round shape of its leaves.]
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(Plants) a European and North American creeping primulaceous plant, Lysimachia nummularia, with round leaves and yellow flowers. Also called: creeping Jennie
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(ˈmʌn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

a creeping plant, Lysimachia nummularia, of the primrose family, having roundish leaves and solitary yellow flowers.
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Noun1.moneywort - a loosestrife vinemoneywort - a loosestrife vine      
loosestrife - any of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia
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It is also home to two rare plants including the Cornish moneywort and a liverwort known as a bog earwot.
Then everything is growing back: Jacob's ladder, ragwort, leafcup, wood mint, ground ivy, catchweed, moneywort, waterleaf, sweet rockets, leafcup, hemlock, parsnip and garlic mustard.
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At Wyoming Bluffs two invasives, reed canary grass and moneywort, have become the most dominant species in the ground layer.
The only non-native species encountered was Lysimachia nummularia (moneywort), with an IV of 4.4.
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Be sure to avoid plants that are considered invasive species in your area, like Creeping Jenny (Moneywort), which is listed as an invasive species in Tennessee, Wisconsin and the Northeast.
And a really good spreader is creeping jenny or moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia).