Anagallis tenella   Bog Pimpernel C DD N

Anagallis tenella

I always used to see this in inland boggy areas until I went to the dunes in midsummer where it flourishes in huge carpets in the slacks. It can vary in colour from quite pronounced pink to a faint pinky white. The prominent leaves in the photo belong to Marsh Pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris) not Bog Pimpernel (Anagallis tenella)

This plant has a western bias being prevalent in western Wales, Ireland and Scotland but absent from large parts of inland Scotland.

Newborough Warren, Anglesey, 16th June 2004

Added on 31st October 2004, updated 29th June 2008, updated 26ty Feb 2010, updated 24th August 2018

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