Taxonomy

Anagallis arvensis | Scarlet Pimpernel | Falcaire fiáin

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

  • Flowers from May to October
  • Pale scarlet flowers with five overlapping petals which have hairy margins
  • Oval shaped, shiny leaves which occur in pairs along the straggling square stem
  • Flower colour can occasionally be pink, lilac or blue

Habitat

Dry grassland, dunes, roadsides, gardens, waste and cultivated ground

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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How can you help

This species is included in our early summer flowering plants project. If you see the species please submit your sighting. All information is very valuable.

Full list of species included in the early summer flowering plants project:

  1. Ragged Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)
  2. Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
  3. Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum)
  4. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  5. Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)
  6. Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)
  7. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
  8. Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)
  9. Navelwort (Umbilicus rupestris)
  10. Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  11. Silverweed (Potentilla anserine)
  12. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Further information

This species is included in the early summer flowering plants project which is a collaboration between the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the BSBI. It is hoped we can collect valuable data to improve our knowledge of the current distribution of some common plants. All data will be fully validated by both partners before loading to Biodiversity Maps and being made available to the BSBI.

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