Annual. Also known as Blue-scarlet Pimpernel, Red Pimpernel, Red Chickweed, Old Man's Weathervane, Shepherd’s Weather Glass or Shepherd’s Clock. Scarlet Pimpernel gets many of it's other names due to the fact that the flowers close when the sun goes in or the weather is overcast.
A low growing plant with bright red (although sometimes pink) 5 petalled flowers. Often found in sand dunes, arable and open land and roadside verges.
Height: upto 30cm
Flowers: June onwards
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