A race containing very dissimilar members. Lysimachia
clethroides is two or three feet high, with spikes
of white flowers from August to October. Like
its wild congener with the rose-purple flowers,
it is almost an aquatic, and is most happy where
its roots can reach a pond or stream
Lysimachia nummularia. (Creeping Jenny, Moneywort).
Is a low-growing trailer, with small round leaves,
and single flowers of tormentil yellow. It is
a native wild plant, is fond of moisture, and
is very accommodating in the way in which it will
ramble over stones or banks, hang from pots or
wall-tops, and generally fill up odd corners of
no particular value. There is a variety, Lysimachia
aurea, with yellow foliage.
Both Loosestrife and Moneywort should be planted
out – with attention to the moisture of
the root-run – between November and March.
They require no particular culture, being more
than half wildings, beyond the reducing within
bounds, probably necessary in a couple of seasons.
See Also : Loosestrife