Etymology: Lysimachia: probably for Greek king Lysimachus or maybe from Greek lysis for "a release from" and mache for "fighting or strife"
Plants: creeping or matting perennial, 1"-2" tall forb
Leaves: opposite, dotted, roundish
Flowers: yellow and dotted with dark red, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, stalk about the same length as the leaves; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: moist to wet; woods, disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACW+ WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key