Golden Lloydiella (Lysimachia nummularia "Aura") is a very hardy, attractive stem plant with golden-green leaves. It can thrive in low-tech setups as long as it has moderate to (preferably) high lighting. As it matures, itcan grow to an impressive height that is very suitable for the background of the aquarium.
It is native to Europe and Asia, but has been introduced to North America, where it is considered an invasive species in some areas. It aggressively spreads in favorable conditions, such as low wet ground or near ponds, but is usually easily removed by hand pulling. The Latin nummularia means "like a coin", referring to the shape and colour of the flowers; hence the common names, such as "moneywort", which also references coins.
Due to the thin texture of its leaves, Golden Lloydiella is not suitable for aquariums with destructive animals such as crayfish, large cichlids, or goldfish.
Origin: Asia and Europe
Growth Rate: Fast
Light Demand: Medium to High