Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

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Scarlet Pimpernel weed identification

Scarlet Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis

Scarlet Pimpernel is an annual weed meaning that it only lasts one year, fresh plants need to grow from seed. This means it is rarely a threat to a well maintained lawn. The leaves are very similar to Common Chickweed but can be identified by its square stems and red flower. The distinct flowers of Scarlet Pimpernel can be seen from June - September. Each flower has five petals and are an orange - red colour.

 

 

 

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