All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Scarlet Pimpernel</strong>
<em>Anagalis arvensis*</em> /Primrose Family<br>
This plant was only about 4 inches tall, I almost missed it blooming along the Haw Ridge Greenway trail. It was blooming in mid-August. This plant is in the Primrose ...
Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagalis arvensis* /Primrose Family

This plant was only about 4 inches tall, I almost missed it blooming along the Haw Ridge Greenway trail. It was blooming in mid-August. This plant is in the Primrose Family. The flowers start to close when the relative humidity reaches 80%, it was once used as a "poor man's hygrometer" in Europe. Some flowers close to protect their pollen from being washed away by rain.
Annual
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Haw Ridge Greenway, Warrior's Path SP

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