Scarlet Pimpernel

Anagallis arvensis

Primulaceae Family (Primrose)

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Habitat(s)

  • Generally in disturbed areas.
     
  • Common garden and roadside weed.

Additional Information

  • Introduced. Native to Europe.
     
  • Flowering time: year-round.
     
  • Blue flowered specimens were once described as a separate subspecies. But, as you can see from the last photo, some plants have flowers of different colors.
     
  • Toxic to livestock and humans.
     
  • Additional images from CalPhotos.
     
  • Treatment from Jepson Manual.

 

 

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