Friday, February 4, 2011


scarlet pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis
Primulaceae

Here's another non-native wildflower. Oy! Please note, the first picture was taken mainly to show this tiny flower up close and is not related to the unidentified prickly plant the bloom is resting on. It is apparently also know as the poor man's weatherglass due to it only opening on sunny days. I'm guessing the scarlet pimpernel comes from Europe. I didn't know it also has a blue or white version. Cool.

2 comments:

Jeannette said...

Lived with this all my days and never knew its name. T
Thank you!

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Thank you, Jeannette, for your comment. Don't we all recognize familiar things and never know what they are? My main goals for Nature ID are to identify and learn about the life around me, which I have often taken for granted.