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Saturday, May 10, 2003

Herbal Error

I was at an herb sale yesterday and noticed several specimens of Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia) for sale. Also known as creeping Jenny, this wetland plant is listed as invasive or potentially invasive in many northeastern states as well as Canada. It is often planted as a ground cover but can easily spread beyond its intended patch of land. If you're interested in growing plants to create your own wound remedies (the main herbal use for moneywort), consider some of these alternatives, or keep plants indoors or in pots, and always dispose of cuttings and seed in an environmentally conscious way.


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