Anagallis arvensis

Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Scientific Name Anagallis arvensis USDA PLANTS Symbol
ANAR
Common Name Scarlet Pimpernel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24043
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet Reference
Click Here
Description Habitat: Moist areas in disturbed sites, prairies and flatlands.
Plant: Weak, low-growing, sprawling annual with much-branched 20-inch long stems.
Leaves: Opposite, sessile, ovate to elliptic, up to 3/4-inch long and 3/8-inch wide; smooth surfaces and margins.
Inflorescence: Small flowers on pedicels in leaf axils, each with 5 scarlet to salmon or orange petals, red to purple at bases; 5 reddish filaments with hairy bases; yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
Notes: Introduced plant throughout North America and Mexico, from Eurasia.
Texas Status
Introduced

Click here for more Anagallis.


© Tom Lebsack 2019