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Blue Pimpernel Anagallis arvensis foemina (Primulaceae) Creeping. Low-growing, hairless annual of cultivated and disturbed ground, mainly on chalky soils. Superficially very similar to blue forms of Scarlet Pimpernel. FLOWERS are 10-15mm across with 5 blue petals that are not fringed with hairs; flowers open wide only in bright sunshine and are borne on slender stalks (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow and lanceolate. STATUS-Widespread but commonest in the S.