Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Scarlet Pimpernel, Lysimachia arvensis, Falcaire fiain
Photographs: Crookhaven, Co. Cork

Scarlet Pimpernel
Lysimachia arvensis (Anagallis arvensis)
Falcaire fiŠin
Family: Primulaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Annual. Native.

The single red flowers are 5-petalled (and can sometimes be blue or pink). Ascending or trailing 4-angled hairless stems with opposite pairs of stalkless bright-green leaves that are oval and pointed. Height: To 30 cm.

Occasional to frequent in dry grassland, dunes, roadsides, gardens, waste and cultivated ground but less common in the north west of Ireland.

Scarlet Pimpernel, Lysimachia arvensis, Falcaire fiain

Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis, Falcaire fiain
Scarlet Pimpernel, Lysimachia arvensis (Anagallis arvensis), Falcaire fiain

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