Yellow Pimpernel - Lysimachia nemorum Yellow Pimpernel - Lysimachia nemorum
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Herb: Yellow Pimpernel


Latin name: Lysimachia nemorum


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Yellow Pimpernel:

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

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
45 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
May to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Woods and shady hedgebanks.

Propagation of Yellow Pimpernel:

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. 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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Woods and shady hedgebanks.

Known hazards of Lysimachia nemorum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.