Bog Pimpernel, Pilsdon Pen, Dorset
Cream anthers and many linear styles
Close-up of anthers and styles
Leaves and stems
May to September
It is found mainly in the Southwest, the Northwest, Norfolk and
parts of the Northeast and and South. It is scattered elsewhere.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It grows in bogs, wet open grazed pastures, dune slacks
and wet heaths.
Bog Pimpernel is a delicate, native, evergreen, creeping, prostrate,
mat-forming, perennial herb, growing up to 20cm.
The flowers are pale pink, bell shaped and up to 1cm across – they
look too big for the leaves.
There are 5 pink, veined petals.
There are 5 central stamens with cream anthers.
There are large numbers of linear, white styles.
Sepals are linear-lanceolate.
The leaves are opposite, round and small at 5mm,
The stem is slender and roots at the nodes.
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