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Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis Family: Primulaceae
Anagallis arvensis     *     Scarlet Pimpernel

Flowering time: June-September. Annual

Habitat: Common on dry grassland, dunes, roadsides, gardens and on waste and cultivated ground

Single 5-petalled red flowers are followed by five-veined seed capsules. (Flowers can sometimes be blue or pink). Stalkless bright-green leaves in opposite pairs on ascending or trailing, 4-angled hairless stems.

Blue Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis subsp. foemina is rare, found on chalky arable ground in the south of England


Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis       Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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