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Yellow Pimpernel

Lysimachia nemorum

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, 5 petals. Easily confused with Creeping Jenny but can be distinguished by its flatter, star-shaped flowers and longer, more slender stems.
Fruit:
A globular capsule.
Leaves:
Bright green, short-stalked, opposite leaves which are heart-shaped, hairless and untoothed. Yellow Pimpernel is similar to Creeping Jenny but Creeping Jenny has got more rounded leaves than Yellow Pimpernel.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Other Names:
Creeping Yellow Loosestrife, Wood Loosestrife, Wood Pimpernel.
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, woodland.