Lysimachia nummularia L.

 Lysimachia nummularia L., Sp. PI. ed. 1 (1753) 147; Стоян. Стеф., Фл. Бълг. изд. 1, II (1925) 868; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. II (1928) 31; Fergus., Fl. Eur. Ill (1972) 26  -  Кръглолистно ленивче

Fam: Primulaceae Vent. 
Genus:  Lysimachia L.
Species: Lysimachia nummularia L.
English Name: Creeping Jenny, Moneywort. Herb twopence, Twopenny thot


One - to two-year plants. Aboriginal rights with thin filamentous branches. Stems 10 - 50 cm long, 1.5 - 3.0 mm diameter, creeping , rooting out naked. The leav- es 1.2 - 2.8 mm long, 0.8 - 2.5 cm wide, two by two opposite, round, stupid or very weakly pointed at the tip; entire to the top, with a soft cartilage edge, naked, green with brown or black spots on the surface, 1 - 3 mm long handles, wintering. Blossoms single in bosoms of the leaves. The stems of the blossoms 0.5 - 1.0 mm, naked. Calyx 3 - 8 mm high, 3 - 6 mm wide, bell-shaped, shares 5.3 - 8.0 mm long, 1.5 - 3.2 mm in clear width, back heart - with partially overlapping ba- ses, naked. Corolla 14 - 33 mm wide, discoid, tube short or almost missing, corolla parts 7 - 16 mm long, 4 -10 mm wide, rounded, yellow, red or dark patches on the surface, at the edge glandular pubescent, stamens fused in the base. Casing 3 - 6 mm long, 2.8 - 6.0 mm wide, ovoid, goals, yellow with small red dots. Se- eds 1.0 - 1.5 mm long, 1.0 - 1.2 mm in clear width, irregular polygonal to three ridged, with small verrucose surface.

Remark. Described a number of intraspecific taxa that reflect the rich leaf variability, have not taxonomic significance. Such is the case that the pointed out for flora of Bulgaria, var. longipedunculata (Opiz) Don. (Brizicky, 1940), var. longipes Dav. (Georg., 1898). Among the populations of this type can be found complete transitions in terms of the leaf shape, and in terms of the length of the flower stalks and other vegetative organs.
Fruit box in many cases is not formed probably because apomiksis .

Flowering Time: Blooms: IV-VIII, fruitful: VII-VIII.

References: „Флора на НР България”, том VIII, БАН, София, (1982)

Distribution in Bulgaria: On wet and sandy places along streams and shady meadows in the valleys and the mountains. In all appropriate floristic regions from sea level up to about 1,500 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Europe, north to 62 ° north latitude (in the north - naturalized ) and the Caucasus.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law.Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

Medical plant: it is medical plant -

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Lysimachia nummularia 1. Lysimachia nummularia 2. Lysimachia nummularia 3.


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