Anagallis arvensis subsp. parviflora


Anagallis: From the Greek meaning again and to delight in; refers to the flower's opening each time the sun strikes them. An alternative explanation is that the name refers to the fable in which the pimpernel has the power to alleviate melancholy.
arvensis: Growing in arable fields
parviflora: From the Latin parvus 'small, puny' and flores 'flowers', meaning small-flowered.



Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites

This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010