Anagallis arvensis

Common Name: 
scarlet pimpernel, poor man's weatherglass, red chickweed
Scientific Name: 
Anagallis arvensis L.
Family Name: 
Primulaceae - Primrose Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing by seed
square, smooth, low and sprawling
Stems of Scarlet Pimpernel
opposite, ovate, sessile
Leaves of Scarlet Pimpernel
5-petaled, mostly orange to red (sometimes white or blue), petals fringed with very small teeth; axillary on nodding stalks; closed on overcast days
Flowers of Scarlet Pimpernel
confused with common chickweed