YELLOW PIMPERNEL

Lysimachia nemorum

Myrsine Family [Myrsinaceae]  
Formerly in: Primrose Family [Primulaceae]

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status
statusZnative
flower
flower8yellow
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
stem
stem8round

7th June 2008, Woods by Hanging Stone, Rushton Spencer. Photo: © RWD


7th June 2008, Woods by Hanging Stone, Rushton Spencer. Photo: © RWD


16th May 2008, Stair, Newlands Valley, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


16th May 2008, Stair, Newlands Valley, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


15th May 2008, Warton Crag (woods), Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


16th May 2008, Stair, Newlands Valley, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


15th May 2008, Warton Crag (woods), Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


15th May 2008, Warton Crag (woods), Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


Some similarities to : Creeping Jenny (to which it is related) but yellow pimpernel has petals that are (when not closed in cloudy weather) more pointed, have more space between petals, and are not cup-shaped. It also has styles that stick out much more prominently upwards from the flowers. Also, Creeping Jenny has square stems whereas they are round in Yellow Pimpernel.

Obvious resemblance to : Scarlet Pimpernel, (Anagalis arvensis, to which it is related) except that it is in a differing genus and the flowers are yellow and not scarlet red.


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Distribution
family8myrsine family8Myrsinaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Lysimachia
Lysimachia
(Loosestrifes)

YELLOW PIMPERNEL

Lysimachia nemorum

Myrsine Family [Myrsinaceae]  
Formerly in: Primrose Family [Primulaceae]

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