Pimpernel

Pimpernel.

Common name

Pimpernel

Scientific Name

Lysimachia arvensis

Type of plant

Uncategorised

About this weed

There are two varieties of Pimpernel: one with bright blue flowers and the other with bright orange to red flowers. Both varieties have similar features although the blue variety is usually more robust. Both varieties originated from Europe and were probably introduced with horticulture. The Genus Anagallis has been renamed Lysimachia but some references still refer to the former Genus.

Description

Pimpernel is a low spreading annual with more or less square stems producing orange or blue flowers about 1 cm across in spring.

Impact on Bushland

Not available.

Location

Found scattered throughout the Eremaean and South-West Province in West Australia. It is an occasional crop of horticulture, crops and pastures and widespread in gardens, paddocks, granite outcrops and disturbed bushland.

Priority for removal

Unknown:

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

September, October, November

Flower colour/s

Blue, Orange

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/36375

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

Pimpernel images


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2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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