Scarlet Pimpernel wildflower photographed near the RSPB wildlife Belfast Wildlife reserve on the south shore of Belfast Lough on June 2, 2011: Looking north from close by this point .
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
found in Europe, Asia and North America. Scarlet pimpernel flowers are open only
when the sun shines.
This common European plant is generally considered a weed and is an indicator of light soils.
It is most well known for being the emblem of the fictional hero The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Information from Wikipedia.
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