Photo of Anagallis arvensis L. (Scarlet pimpernel)

Scarlet pimpernel


Anagallis arvensis

Photo of Anagallis arvensis L.

Anagallis arvensis L. – (Scarlet pimpernel)

Herb of the Primrose family -Primulaceae- till 30 cm. Ascendent or creeping stems, square. Opposite leaves -not so frequently, whorled– sessile, ovate, pointed. Single flowers on long axilar stalks. Violet, pink or red. Fruits in capsule. In cultivated and waste lands or sandy soils.


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Vicente Martínez Centelles
Written by Vicente Martínez Centelles Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.

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