Flowers in Australia: 7

Scarlet Pimpernel / Anagallis arvensis

orange low flowers

 

Scarlet pimpernel is also known as red pimpernel, red chickweed, poor man’s barometer, poor man’s weather-glass, shepherd’s weather glass or shepherd’s clock. A. arvensis is now naturalised almost worldwide, with a range that encompasses the Americas, Central and East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Malesia, the Pacific Islands, Australasia and Southern Africa.

Thanks to Meg and Gilly for identifying this one.

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13 thoughts on “Flowers in Australia: 7

    1. I think you are right Meg, I just didn’t expect them to be growing so high up from the shore. I didn’t walk up to the North Head, thank goodness as it was far too hot that day. I think I am going to struggle doing much walking in this heat. I had thought that it would be cooler in your springtime. This feels like midsummer to me! God help you all in Jan/Feb!

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    1. I thought it looked like the flowers I posted from Rye Harbour, but these were growing right at the top of the headland and I thought they were found more on the shoreline. But yes, I think you and Meg are right.

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    1. You’re cooking? I’m melting!
      Went out today, slathered in suncream (which always makes me feel sticky) to climb up to the Barrenjoey lighthouse – mainly for the views. Boy was I hot! I thought these sort of temps were in Jan/Feb. At least there was a breeze 🙂

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      1. It is certainly hotter than normal. I’m sort of dreading what Jan/Feb might bring. I think I will be looking at a house sit some where cooler. Hoping we have a storm tonight or tomorrow, we need that rain.

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