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Scarlet Pimpernel

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Anagallis arvensis Flowers that close when the sun goes in.


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Latin Name: Anagallis arvensis

Common Name(s): Scarlet Pimpernel

Plant Type: Annual

Habitat: Sandy, Well Drained



Flowering Time:

June - September

SKU: NS-MAIN-3246 Categories: ,


Scarlet pimpernel, commonly known as blue-scarlet pimpernel, red pimpernel, red chickweed, poorman’s barometer, poor man’s weather-glass, shepherd’s weather glass or shepherd’s clock, is a low-growing annual plant. Scarlet pimpernel flowers open only when the sun shines, and even close in overcast conditions. This habit leads to names such as “shepherd’s weather glass”. It has recently started to occur along the verges of salted roads, creating a broad red band along the roadside.

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