Scarlet pimpernel

Anagallis arvensis

Poor man's weatherglass, Bird's tongue, John-go-to-bed-at-noon


Found in spring cereals and widespread everywhere.

Scarlet pimpernel - young1. Cotyledons are shiny, dark green and triangular in shape.
Scarlet pimpernel 22. True leaves are glossy, triangular, with dark spots on the underside. Leaves are also hairless and stalkless, arising in pairs.


Scarlet pimpernel - mature3. A prostrate annual of straggling growth.Flowering stems bear small bright red flowers.