Information on Yellow Pimpernel

Common Name: Yellow Pimpernel
Scientific Name: Lysimachia nemorum
Irish Name: Lus Cholm Cille
Family Group: Primulaceae
Distribution: View Map (Courtesy of the BSBI)
Flowering Period


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Yellow Pimpernel could sometimes be confused with:

Creeping-jenny,

Lus Cholm Cille – Colmcille's plant – is a hairless, evergreen damp-loving little plant with solitary bright yellow star-shaped little flowers, each 5-petalled with long, pointed sepals below.  It is a very delicate little plant with shiny heart shaped leaves along the creeping stem. The flowers bloom from May to August and Yellow Pimpernel favours shady places, woodland and damp mountain pastures.  It is a native plant and belongs to the family Primulaceae. 

I found this plant on Deenish Island off Derrynane, Co Kerry in 1978 and photographed it in Kilmeaden, Co Waterford in 2005. 

If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Pimpernel, Yellow
Pimpernel, Yellow