Yellow Pimpernel - Lysimachia nemorum


Low creeping hairless plant, leaves opposite, pale green, rounded to lanceolate, pointed. Flowers bright yellow, saucer shaped 10 to 15 mm solitary, long stalked with slender sepal teeth.

Similar Species

Lysimachia nummularium (Creeping Jenny)

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Leaves acute/subacute at the apex, no glands

Recording advice

Photos of leaves as well as flowers. 



Damp shady places, woodland.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History

Evergreen perennial.

UK Status

Widespread throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but quite localised in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 37 of the 617 tetrads.

In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as native; old woodland; occasionally but can be locally frequent

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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