Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis)

SCARLET PIMPERNEL
(Anagallis arvnsis)
A.K.A.
Red Pimpernal, Red Chickweed, Poorman’s Barometer,
Poor Man’s Weather-glass, Shepherd’s Weather Glass
or Shepherd’s Clock 

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ScarletPimpernelScarlet Pimpernel Plant

Scarlet Pimpernel (anagallis arvensis) is a low growing annual plant with weak sprawling stems that grow roughly 50 cm in length, and bear opposite pairs of ovate sessile leaves that are bright green in color. the flowers are small and come in orange, red or blue and show from spring to fall. Scarlet Pimpernel flowers are only open when the sun is shinning.

ScarletPimpernelFlowersScarlet Pimpernel flowers and leaves

Distribution:
Typically they are found natively in Europe and Western and Northern Africa, but this species had been widely distributed through out the world.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion

Toxic Principle:
include Anagnlin, Acired volatile oil, Bitter principle, Enzymes, Saponins, Tannins, Cytotoxic and a compound known as Primin. The roots contain Cyclamen, a crystallizable glucosidal saponin.

Clinical Symptoms:
Are include difficulty breathing, headaches, thirst, depression, hemorrhagic diarrhea,  stiffness of gait, leg weakness, recumbency and in the terminal stages coma and rapid body temperature drop, heart and kidneys, with congestion of the lungs and liver.

 

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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 Lone Star English Setter Club provides this information
as a partial reference of the potential poisons that could harm your dog.
We are not veterinarian’s and DO NOT provide medical help.

 If you think that your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance,
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