common pimpernel, scarlet pimpernel
Etymology: Anagallis: from two Greek words, ana, "again," and agallein, "to delight in," since the flowers open each time the sun strikes them and we can enjoy them anew each day
Plants: erect, annual forb
Flowers: blue to red, 5-parted
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = NI USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"