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Bog Pimpernel

Anagallis tenella

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Ericales
Family:
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, fens, heathland, marshes, sand dunes, wetland.

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Saucer-shaped flowers which are lilac pink and solitary. Long-stalked. Red-veined. Flowers each measure from 6 to 10mm across. Petals are not notched.
Fruit:
A small globular capsule, up to 2mm across.
Leaves:
A carpet-forming, creeping evergreen perennial plant with small, short-stalked, rounded oval leaves in opposite pairs along the stems.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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