Scarlet Pimpernel

The village has pulled a huge tree trunk out from a small spit near the overflow pond.  This has left a large clear area that nature is quickly reclaiming.  We have seen frogs there and I went down to see what else is there now.  This small creeping plant caught my eye – the orange flowers are only about a quarter to half an inch across – and so I took a photo.  I believe it’s Scarlet Pimpernel ( Anagellis arvensis ), a plant I’d never seen before.  It’s quite striking.

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