Anagallis tenella

Delicate Scarlet Pimpernel ( Anagallis tenella )

The Delicate Scarlet Pimpernel ( Anagallis tenella ) is a creeping perennial plant ( Hemikryptophyt ) that blooms from June to September. It grows in Eurasia, where Moore and source areas represent their principal occurrence. The Europe unthreatened species is regarded in Germany as threatened with extinction.


The thin creeping stems are up to 20 centimeters long and roots at the nodes. The constant against bare roundish leaves are smaller than 1 centimeter. The seated up to 35 mm long pedicles flowers stand singly in the leaf axils. The pale pink petals are veined dark. The bell-shaped crown is 6 to 10 millimeters long, making it two to three times as long as the calyx.


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