Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 148 (1753).
Synonymy: A. arvensis L. var. coerulea Gouan, Hort. reg. Monspel. 30 (1765); A. femina sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 676 (1952).
Common name: Scarlet (or blue) pimpernel, pimpernel.
Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 547.
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: The blue-flowered plants were often distinguished but are now included and should not be confused, as has so often been done, with the very similar A. foemina Miller (= A. coerulea Schreber; A. arvensis subsp. foemina (Miller)Schinz & Thell.). The latter is distinguished from A. arvensis by its usually 4-celled marginal hairs with elongate terminal cell on the petals. A. foemina has not been recorded from S.Aust.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia