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Scarlet Pimpernel (Poor Man's Weatherglass, Red Chickweed)

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  • Common Name: Scarlet Pimpernel (Poor Man's Weatherglass, Red Chickweed)
  • Latin Name: Anagallis arvensis
  • Family Name: Primulaceae
Also known as Poor Man's Weatherglass, and Red Chickweed (although it is not related to the other Chickweeds), Anagallis arvensis contains saponins and a glycoside (cyclamine) that has been known to poison cattle, so best avoided.  The flower colour can vary from orange through to salmon and scarlet.
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