Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Scarlet Pimpernell

A gorgeous Wildflower/Weed from Mums garden. I love its common name the scarlet pimpernell. Its Latin name is Anagallis avensis.

I took it from the grass edge, and put it in water to take a photo of the scarlet petals. It is even more intricate in close up than from a distance.

The flowers are small on leggy green stems that fall all over the grass. Its related to the Primrose..but what beauty is in its half inch flower :)

1 comment:

lisa said...

Cool....I've heard of this plant, but never seen one-thanks!