Anagallis arvensis

(Scarlet Pimpernel)


Anagallis arvensis, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington Co. 2253


Anagallis arvensis, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington Co. 2254


Anagallis arvensis, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 0377


Anagallis arvensis, Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co. 3305


Amphiachyris amoena, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 0686

Scientific Name Anagallis arvensis (Lysimachia arvensis) USDA PLANTS Symbol ANAR
Common Name Scarlet Pimpernel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24043
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet
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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.
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