Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Anagallis tenella (L.) L. - Bog Pimpernel - Primulaceae
Anagallis tenella
© Graham Day
Anagallis tenella
© Roy Anderson
Anagallis tenella
(Map updated: March 2008)

Despite its common name, this attractive little plant is more often found in wet, marshy conditions in fens, lakeshores, and flushes. It is a creeping plant with circular leaves and an abundance of beautiful pale pink flowers. When not flowering it resembles the New Zealand willowherb.

All names: Anagallis tenella (L.) L.