Creeping-jenny is a perennial, hairless and evergreen plant which is found in damp meadows, near rivers and in wet ditches. It grows very low, sometimes submerged in pools lying on shady, sodden ground, rooting at nodes as it crawls along. It bears pretty, yellow, cup-shaped flowers (15-25 mm) which have five pointed lobes and these flowers emerge at the axils of the leaves, blooming from June to August. The leaves are short-stalked, ovate, opposite and softly heart-shaped. This plant is thought to have been introduced into Ireland. It belongs to the Primulaceae family.
I first recorded and photographed Creeping-jenny near the river Nore at Inistioge, Co Kilkenny in 2010.
If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre