Flower of the Day – June 27, 2017 – Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis Arvensis

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Today’s flower was taken in my yard.  This is Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis Arvensis The flower itself is less than 1/4 inch.  Thanks Tish Farrell for the information on the flower.

Photo taken with my Sony A7II, Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro lens.

If you like my flower of the day, you may want to check out my photo of the day at Cee’s Showcase of Photography.

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  1. I just got a message from my local horticultural society about those little flowers. I have them in blue, but occasionally in white or that odd almost coral color. ” Your plant is likely Veronica chamaedrys (germander speedwell), a non-native herbaceous plant that is naturalized here and there. I can’t observe all of the features necessary to make a confident identification, but the flowers are typical of this species. Best wishes.” It apparently was originally a garden plant and has just become part of the natural world. I have pictures, but I can’t figure out how one pastes one in a comment.

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  2. Small IS beautiful! ( well in flowers certainly 😉 )

    I love your macro’s 🙂

    Far be it from me to claim to be a horticultural expert but the claim that yours is a veronica of any variety seems hard to come by as they are described as having bi-laterally symmetrical four lobed corolla ( ie four petals) and your’s obviously have five?

    The flower is very similar to ones i have growing of the Oxalis family ( inc wood sorrel) but they have 3 lobed leaves and your seem to have only 1 lobe in pairs.

    That’s the best i’ve got sorry 😦



      1. They are also very wide-spread. I thought my pinky/purple ones were like my yellow oxalis and had 3 lobed green leaves but yesterday i found the plant with leaves like yours (no flower though to confirm) so now i’m going to have to find out what they are… i’ll keep you informed if i make progress 🙂



  3. Lovely that you’ve featured a very little flower, Cee. I’d say it is Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis – widespread on cultivated ground in the UK. There is a blue version. They are distinguished by the five petals. Though very similar in looks and habit to speedwells which have 4 petals. Nicely caught 🙂


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