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Thursday, 21 November 2013

FFF105 - SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), also known as red pimpernel, red chickweed, poorman's barometer, poor man's weather-glass, shepherd's weather glass or shepherd's clock, is a low-growing annual plant. The native range of the species is Europe and Western and North Africa. The species has been distributed widely by humans, either deliberately as an ornamental flower or accidentally.

A. arvensis is now naturalised almost worldwide, with a range that encompasses The Americas, Central and East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Malaysia, the Pacific Islands, Australasia and Southern Africa. Although traditionally included in the family Primulaceae, the genus Anagallis is now considered to be better placed within the related family Myrsinaceae. In the APG III system, Primulaceae is expanded to include Myrsinaceae, thus Anagallis is in Primulaceae sensu lato.This common European plant is generally considered a weed and is an indicator of light soils.

It is most well known for being the emblem of the fictional hero "The Scarlet Pimpernel", a novel written by the Baroness Emma Orczy.

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8 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful picture of "The Scarlet Pimpernel".

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  2. What a beauty! Thanks for hosting, see you and have a great weekend!

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  3. The flowers are very pretty for a weed! But they say a weed is only a plant growing where you don't want it to grow, so I suppose roses could be weeds too. Thanks for hosting this blog, it gave me an excuse to post my flower pics.:)

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  4. Such pretty colour contrasts in this lovely little flower.

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  5. So beautiful little blossoms, in the foggy November we love it so much!
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

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  6. Amazing photo of of autumn-beautys!
    Wish you a happy weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

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