Friday, August 04, 2006


As I was walking through a large grassy part of the Royal Botanical Graden Arboretum on the way back to the car from my search through the wild areas for wild flowers a bit of pale red-orange caught my eye. I seldom find this flower when looking for it. It usually just appears, as this one did, when I least exptct it. It goes by the name Pimpernel or Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis).


Pam in Tucson said...

Oh how lovely! I've never seen one. In England, of course, one of our most famous books is the infamous "Scarlet Pimpernel." I read it in my early teens and loved it, but I never got to see the flower there. I like the way you've done the montage - very nice way of showing the plant.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Thanks Pam, I wish that the flower had been open all the way instead of almost closed but so it goes.

Anonymous said...

It's funny, they're very common in Slovenia.

We call A. arvensis, among other things, roughly translated of course, "chicken guts".

Another thing common in Europe is Adonis Blue, but rare in England.