Anagallis (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Anagallis (Sturtevant, 1919)

Anagallis arvensis

Anagallis arvensis Linn. Primulaceae. PIMPERNEL. POOR MAN'S WEATHERGLASS. SHEPHERD'S CLOCK. Europe and temperate Asia. Pimpernel, according to Fraas, [1] is eaten as greens in the Levant. Johnson [2] 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.

  1. Pickering, C. Chron. Hist. Pls. 200. 1879.
  2. Johnson, C. P. Useful Pls. Gt. Brit. 212. 1862.