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Lysimachia nemorum - L.

Common Name Yellow Pimpernel
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and shady hedgebanks[17].
Range Western and central Europe, including Britain, from Norway to Spain, east to the Carpathians.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lysimachia nemorum Yellow Pimpernel


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lysimachia nemorum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent.

An astringent herb, yellow pimpernel is used as a wound herb to staunch bleeding[254].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moist or wet loamy soil in sun or partial shade[200]. Hardy to at least -25°c[187]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. Basal cuttings, March to April in a cold frame. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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