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Scarlet Pimpernel
Scientific Name: Anagallis arvensis L.
Family: Primulaceae
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis  arvensis)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Annual, trailing, stems 6 to 20 inches long (15-50 cm), 2 to 12 inches tall (5-30 cm)

Watering Needs: Adaptable

Propagation: Seeds

Low growing annual weed, some varieties are cultivated. It has been used for medicinal purpose, but can be toxic.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute

Blooming Habits:
The 0.25 inch wide flowers (6 mm) are opened mostly in the morning, opening around 8 am, closing around 2 pm. The wild flowers are brick red, while the rarer var. caerulea having blue flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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