Calflora
Taxon  Report   339    
Anagallis arvensis  L.  (no longer an active name)
Scarlet pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Anagallis arvensis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Anagallis 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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Anagallis arvensis
© 2009 John W. Wall
Family: MYRSINACEAE  
Genus: Anagallis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lysimachia arvensis
ICPN: Anagallis arvensis ssp. arvensis
ICPN: Anagallis arvensis ssp. foemina
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NOTE: Anagallis arvensis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Anagallis arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ANAR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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