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Scarlet Pimpernel

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The answer you planted into the twenty fifth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project.

Latin name: Anagallis arvensis
Artist family: Romantic
Colour: Orange

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Scarlet pimpernel is a low-growing annual plant. The native range of the species is Europe and Western Asia and North Africa. The species has been distributed widely by humans, either deliberately as an ornamental flower or accidentally. This common European plant is generally considered a weed and is an indicator of light soils. It is most well known for being the emblem of the fictional hero the Scarlet Pimpernel.


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