Yellow Pimpernel - Lysimachia nemorum

    Description

    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. 

     

    Habitat

    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map