Friday, 10 October 2014

The Tiny Beauty

 The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), although just a tiny delicate flower can be found all over the World. The flower only opens when the sun shines, at other times you would probably not even notice the green stems that grow laterally amongst grass.  The flower itself if very small, but the stems of the plant can grow up to 50cm in length. In the Mediterranean region the flowers are blue being a sub species of the plant (Anagallis foemina). It is an 'Annual' and therefore reseeds from the centre base of the plant.



16 comments:

  1. Roy, It's always good to see these tiny little jewels as they 'sparkle' amongst grass on a bright sunny day...[;o)

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    1. Certainly is Trevor, lovley little things.

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  2. heerlijk om nu nog zulke mooie momenten te pakken.

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  3. I love scarlet pimpernel though rarely see it growing wild in this area - have had it in my garden years ago but it disappeared.

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  4. nice shots Roy and thanks for the kind words on the B&W. taken with a lens you used to own :)

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  5. Lovely photos of this pretty flower.

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    1. Thanks Gunilla.
      They are easily overlooked as they are so small.

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  6. A small but beautiful flower with a beautiful color!

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  7. A pretty flower. I don't think I have ever seen one.

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    1. They are really small John and if the sun isn't out, they don't come out .

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