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Lysimachia

Primulaceae
Ground covers, Perennials

Most are vigorous perennials capable of spreading beyond their allotted space, especially if they receive plenty of water. Police them to be sure they don’t invade choicer plantings. Useful for naturalizing at woodland edges or in barely maintained areas. Blossoms are yellow or white; they appear in summer.

Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia nummularia

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Lysimachia nummularia

Native to Europe; naturalized in eastern North America. Grows to 4–8 in. high, spreading 2 ft. or more, rooting as it goes. Forms attractive mat of roundish, light green, 1-in. leaves. Yellow flowers about 1 in. across appear singly in leaf joints. Best use is in corners or containers where it need not be restrained. Will spill from a wall or hanging basket.

Lysimachia punctata

Native to Central Europe and Asia Minor. Grows to 3 ft. tall and spreads by underground stems of 2 ft. or more. Leaves are 3 in. long. Inch-wide yellow flowers appear in summer.

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