Anagallis arvensis

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Scientific Name Anagallis arvensis USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Scarlet Pimpernel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Primulaceae (Primrose) SEINet Reference
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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.
Texas Status

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