Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis var arvensis
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Eurasia, warm temperate and subtropical Africa, S. America
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