Poor Man's Weatherglass
Height: 2-6" (5-15 cm) Flowering Time: Spring, summer, autumn Flower Colour: Red ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Dilleniidae (Dillenia Superorder) Order: Primulales (Primrose Order) Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family) Genus: Anagallis (Pimpernel) Species: arvensis (of fields) ____________________________________
Anagallis arvensis is a familiar wild flower, as it often appears in gardens, as well as on roadsides, edges and waste ground. It is a prostrate annual, with square stems, small shiny leaves, and bright orange-red flowers with a purple centre which only open in the sun (hence the common name).
Anagallis arvensis is a traditional herbal remedy for chest and kidney problems, a laxative, and to aid in the healing of wounds.
SOME PARTS OF THIS PLANT MAY BE POISONOUS
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Seed Pod The seed pod is a ball opening round the middle.
Seed The seeds are tiny brown balls. There are several seeds in a seedpod.
Seedling The seedling has wide bright green pointed leaves.
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