Origin : area of origin
wild or cultivated
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Anagallis arvensis Linn. Primulaceae. PIMPERNEL. POOR MAN'S WEATHERGLASS. SHEPHERD'S CLOCK. Europe and temperate Asia. Pimpernel, according to Fraas,  is eaten as greens in the Levant. Johnson  says it forms a part of salads in France and Germany. The flowers close at the approach of bad weather, hence the name, poor man's weatherglass.
- ↑ Pickering, C. Chron. Hist. Pls. 200. 1879.
- ↑ Johnson, C. P. Useful Pls. Gt. Brit. 212. 1862.