Lysimachia nummularia – Creeping Jenny

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Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is an invasive plant with medicinal uses.
It can be found in damp pastures and along sunny streams.
Creeping Jenny, also known as moneywort, has opposite, rounded leaves that resemble coins. Flowers are bright yellow, and cup shaped.
Flowers can be eaten raw. They have a taste reminiscent of cilantro. Creeping Jenny flowers and leaves can also be turned into a tea. The tea has traditionally been used to treat GI issues and anxiety.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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