Lysimachia nemorum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPrimulaceaeLysimachiaLysimachia nemorum


An evergreen perennial of herb-rich, usually deciduous, woodland; also in old hedges, glades, damp grassland, fens and marshes, and shaded gullies and cliffs in upland areas. It is typical of mesic brown earth soils kept relatively open by slope, shade, vernal herbs and disturbance, and avoids places where litter accumulates. 0-820 m (Breadalbanes, Mid Perth).



World Distribution

Suboceanic Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1150

Life form information

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary


Life Form - secondary


Comment on Life Form

classified as Veronica chamaedrys



Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2217

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 740

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

Atlas Change Index: -0.46

Weighted Changed Factor: -10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (202b)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.