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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Last updated Thursday April 24, 2014