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Scarlet Pimpernel

Observed: 1st October 2004 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plantsallrounder’s reputation in Plants
Scarlet Pimpernel
Description:

small, pretty annual found on arable wayside. Once valued for its supposed medicinal qualities and was once thought to cure madness and dispel melancholy.

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Species with which Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis) interacts

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Amazing

It fascinates my how most plant's had a use for something,and how many of these do actually work,as some are still used today Willow bark is used to make aspirin,St John's Wort is used for depression and Feverfew for migraines

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Book

There's a really good book, called 'Grow your own drugs' that accompanied a tv series. It's packed with loads of information and recipes of plants which grow wild in our countryside.

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