Anagallis arvensis subsp. parviflora
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
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.