Calflora
Taxon  Report   13206    
Lysimachia arvensis  (L.) U. Manns & Anderb.
Scarlet pimpernel
Lysimachia arvensis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lysimachia arvensis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Lysimachia arvensis
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Lysimachia arvensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lysimachia arvensis
© © 2015 Barry Breckling
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
PLANTS accepted name:
Anagallis arvensis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Anagallis arvensis ssp. arvensis
ICPN: Anagallis caerulea
More information about  Lysimachia arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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