Lysimachia nemorum   Yellow Pimpernel CC DD N

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This is a procumbent (low) plant of damp or wet ground with bright yellow flowers and bright green leaves. The leaves are very similar to the unrelated Anagallis arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel) but the flower is about twice the diameter.

Lysimachia nemorum may easily be missed growing at the bottom roadside ditches or in inaccessible wet places but it has been recorded from virtually all of Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland makingit a very common plant indeed.

Verge on lane to Snowdon, Llanberis route, 31st May 2002

Added on November 19th 2004, updated 9th December 2010, updated 19th Nov 2014

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