Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)

A pretty weed, Pimpernel has been flowering this Spring.

When I first found these pretty blue flowers, a year or two ago, I thought they might be native.  I put the photograph aside for identification, and got too busy to search for the species name.  With the wet spring weather, it is plentiful again this year.  Unfortunately, it isn’t a native Australian species, but an exotic plant (or weed) which has naturalised.

This triggered me to set up a new page on the species list for exotic plants and weeds we have on the property.  Good rain has been great for the native species of plants, but also for the weeds, so there are quite a few I can add, unfortunately.

Pimpernel, or Scarlet Pimpernel as it is sometimes called, seems to only grow in the boggy area among

grass along the front fence. I have not noticed it up the back in the bush.

3 thoughts on “Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)

  1. Hi Lisa, I wondered if you would mind me quoting a few sentences from your ‘about’ page? I would like to write a post on my own blog about getting to know, understand and love one’s own local native patch of scrub, which is a passion we definitely have in common with each other. I would of course credit you as the author of the quote and provide a link back to your blog so that readers can explore it for themselves. As you might have seen on my blog, I quote other people’s words and then put my own spin on them. I also like to post about my wanders through Aldinga Scrub. If you’re not comfortable with me doing so, just let me know :). Cheers, Rebecca. PS Sorry for doing this as a comment but I couldn’t find a way to contact you directly except by commenting (I am not on Facebook or Twitter).

    1. Hi Rebecca, Yes, that’s fine. I have emailed you with the subject line being ‘Fifteen Acres’. Also, this is a good prompt for me to set up a ‘Contact Me’ page. Thank you. I look forward to reading the post! Lisa 🙂

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