Anagallis arvensis pimpernel Primulaceae ANAR; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001); Q, j (Stalter and Lamont. 2002); R(DeCandido 2001);

   

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Anagallis arvensis is a sprawling annual, 10-30 cm long, much branched, stem 4-angled. 

Leaves opposite, elliptic to egg-shaped, 1-2 cm long, unstalked (sessile), each pair at right angles to next. 

Flowers red-orange, about 0.6 cm wide, regular, 5-parted, long-stalked, closing in bad weather; blooming and fruiting June-Aug. 

Fruit dry, hollow, a rounded capsule, splitting open around middle to release seeds. 

Wetland status: UPL 

Frequency in NYC: Very Infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Open or partly shaded weedy areas, gardens, lawns, edges, rather salt tolerant.