Scarlet Pimpernel

Latin Name:

Anagallis arvensis

Manx Name:

sooill y laa

Season:

May - October

Locations where this species is found:
Silverburn River, Port St Mary, Port Erin

This plant grows in thin, poor soil, so it is often found in waste places. Its flowers close in dull weather and open in the sun.

The Manx name for this flower is "sooill y laa", which means "eye of day".
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