Anagallis arvensis

Scarlet Pimpernel - Lovely small red flowers that open up in full sunshine. Prefers early morning sun and slowly closes it's petals later in the day like this. Found around waste and cultivated ground in light soil. Not so common in NW Ireland so this one found in Carrick-on-Shannon was a welcome find indeed.

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