Anagallis arvensis

Scarlet Pimpernel


Poor man's weather-glass, Poison chickweed, Red chickweed

ID Characteristics

Life cycle:   Annual
Growth Habit:  Prostate to erect
Propagation:   Seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth and entire
Leaf Hairs:   Thin hairs occasionally
Leaf Structure:   Egg-shaped to elliptical with slightly pointed apex
Leaf Arrangement:   Opposite
Root Type:   Shallow fibrous root system
Flower Color: Salmon



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Atrazine, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid

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