Feb. 27, 2018

scarlet pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis

"They seek him here,/ They seek him there,/Those Frenchies seek him everywhere./ Is he in heaven,/ Or is he in hell?/ My own elusive Pimpernel." Baroness Emma Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel. They only needed to look in their lawns. This little plant that once lurked around Europe, west Asia and north Africa now grows everywhere. I seek it here, I seek it there, but I have yet to see one of the blue ones. Scarlet pimpernel grows in every state except AK, ND, and WY, in all provinces except LB, MB, NT, NU, and YT, and in GL. Wayne Co MI, 8/1/14.