Sprawling along disturbed ground.
lower story/ground layer
Small, scrambling plant. Similar in size and habit to speedwell (Veronica spp.).
Vivid blue flowers with magenta centres. Less than 1cm in diameter.
Anagallis arvensis var arvensis
weed in planted native border in public park
= Anagallis arvensis subsp. arvensis var. caerulea (L.) Gouan but name not available on Nature Watch NZ.
Abundant along trackside. This was the only colour race present at this site.
Scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis; also known as red pimpernel, red chickweed, poorman's barometer, poor man's weather-glass,shepherd's weather glass or shepherd's clock) is a low-growing annual plant. The native range of the species is Europe and Western and North Africa. The species has been distributed widely by humans, either deliberately as an ornamental flower or accidentally.A. arvensis is now naturalised almost worldwide, with a range that encompasses The Americas, Central and East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Malesia,...