West Highland Flora

Bog Pimpernel

Anagallis tenella


Anagallis tenella

Photo Gill & Adrian Smith
Ryedale Naturalists
5 July 2000 Ryedale, Yorks

Locally frequent in marshy places, especially in the far west, but absent from many areas.

Flower diameter c 6-12 mm

ID: Flowers upturned bell-shaped, with 5 petal-lobes, pink, petals 2-3 times longer than sepals.  Leaves in opposite pairs, short-stalked.  Flowers solitary in leaf-axils on slender stalks several times longer than leaves.

Other features: Stems rounded, not sharply angled like Scarlet Pimpernel.  A creeping perennial, rooting at the nodes.

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