Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

One of my very favourite wild flowers, this is such a small, low-growing flower it could quite easily be overlooked if it wasn’t for its bright red vivid colour. Definitely a hands and knees job in the dirt to get these shots in.

Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

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June 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

19 thoughts on “Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

    1. Thank you, Vicki 🙂 I have only ever seen them in the local fields, and they are quite something special indeed.


  1. Lovely little thing. Never noticed any of these before but obviously heard of them. I’ll seek them here, I’ll seek them there…

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    1. They are lovely, and can be easily overlooked growing amongst other flowers they are so small. The bright red normally gives them away if you are looking down at your feet.

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