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Primulaceae

Primulaceae Borkh. - Primrose Family

1. Anagallis arvensis caerulea Hartman

(Anagallis caerulea, Lysimachia foemina)

Common names: ain al qit, Scarlet Pimpernel

Extract from Wikipedia article: Scarlet pimpernel (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. The native range of the species is Europe and Western and North Africa. The species has been distributed widely by humans, either deliberately as an ornamental flower or accidentally. 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.

LinkUnripe globular fruit capsules with persistent calyces of scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea, local name ain al qit) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlue flowers of scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea, local name ain al qit) in a depression near a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlooming scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea, local name ain al qit) in a depression near a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkClose up of scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea, local name ain al qit) in a depression near a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkFlowers of scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea, local name ain al qit) in a depression near a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkScarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea, local name ain al qit) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkFlower of scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea) in shade of ziziphus bushes in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkBlooming scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea) in a small runnel in area of Ras Laffan Farms, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkBlue flowers of scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea) in a small runnel in area of Ras Laffan Farms, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkScarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis var. caerulea) growing in shade of Ziziphus bushes in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016

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