Anagallis arvensis, also known as the Scarlet Pimpernel or Red Pimpernel, is a flowering plant belonging to the Primulaceae family. It is native to Europe and has been introduced to various parts of the United States, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, and more. The Scarlet Pimpernel is also commonly known by a number of other names, including Red Chickweed, Shepherd’s Weather Glass, Shepherd’s Clock, and Poorman’s Barometer.
This plant is known for its small, brightly colored flowers that bloom in the summer months. It is often found growing in fields and along roadsides, and is prized by gardeners for its ability to tolerate dry conditions which makes it easy to grow in Texas!
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Anagallis arvensis Information
|Common Names||Scarlet Pimpernel, Red Pimpernel, Red Chickweed, Shepherd’s Weather Glass, Shepherd’s Clock, Poorman’s Barometer|
|Native to USA||AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV|
|Size||About 1 foot|