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- n. a genus of chiefly Old World herbs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual, biannual, or perennial herb, cultivated in the open, a member of the family Primulaceæ and sometimes called pimpernel.
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- n. chiefly Old World herbs
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They are dominated by Cyperus latifolius with C. aterrimus or Hypericum lanceolatum, Alchemilla cryptantha, Anagallis angustiloba and Jussiaea repens.
The Bog Pimpernel (_Anagallis tenella_), is common in boggy ground, having erect rose-coloured leaves larger than those of the
The Scarlet Pimpernel is named _Anagallis_, from the Greek
A bright blue variety of the true Scarlet Pimpernel (_Anagallis_) is less frequent, and is thought by many to be a distinct species.
In France the Pimpernel (_Anagallis_) is thought to be a noxious plant of drastic narcotico-acrid properties, and called _Mouron -- qui tue les petits oiseaux, et est un violent drastique pour l'homme, et les grands animaux; à dose tres elevée le mouron peut meme leur donner la mort_.
It occurs quite commonly in gardens and open fields, being the scarlet Pimpernel, or _Anagallis arvensis_, and belonging to the Primrose tribe of plants.
The Water Pimpernel (_Anagallis aquatica_) is more commonly known as Brooklime, or Beccabunga, and belongs to a different order of plants, the _Scrophulariaceoe_ (healers of scrofula).
Lotus, Anagallis caerulea, and Veronica agrestis, springing up: trees continue the same to about Kooner: some fine plane trees observed.
Dulcamara_, in _Anagallis_, in _Fuchsia_, and some other plants, the anther-lobes themselves become petaloid, while the filament remains unchanged.
This assertion is borne out by the frequency of the change in the plants already mentioned, and also in the following: -- _Campanula persicifolia_, _Anagallis arvensis_,