Fun things I learned looking up pimpernels.
Emma Orczy's proper name is Emmuska. How wonderfully Polish!
Pimpernels are 'minium-coloured'. Turns out minium is the color of red lead ore.
Pimpernels also are poisonous.
Scarlet pimpernel is mentioned in the Tirukkural. Its a classic Tamil text. One of the greatest books ever written on ethics and morality. And I had never heard of it!