Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis

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2006 Photograph, Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis, Primrose family, Primulaceae), Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2014.
Not really scarlet but orange and purplish and there is also a blue form.  Also called "Poorman's Weatherglass" because its flowers close in bad weather.
Nature Photography, Wildlife Photography, Waterfowl Photography and Bird Photography from Marsh, River, Field and Forest Habitats.
All images Copyright © 1999 - by Gerry Gantt, all rights reserved.