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Scarlet Pimpernel (primulaceae) of the UK

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Scarlet Pimpernel:

UK Status: Resident.

Appx Height: 6cm to 30cm tall, sometimes more.

Flowering: Period: Between June and September.

Habitat: This beautiful little flower is sometimes called, 'Poor-man's Weatherglass' because the petals close when atmospheric pressure starts to drop. It's more common name reflects the fictional hero from the French revolution, 'They seek him here, they seek him there, they seek the Scarlet Pimpernel everywhere'. This plant prefers well drained soil, especially sandy in nature, and is a close relative to Chickweed.

Comment: In the British Isles it is quite common and wide spread in suitable soil types. It is scarcer in Scotland.

 

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