Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Scarlet Pimpernel

“They seek him here, they seek him there
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere
Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
That demned elusive Pimpernel”
Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

  also known as  poorman's barometer, poor man's weather-glass, shepherd's weather glass or shepherd's clock)
Scarlet pimpernel flowers are open only when the sun shines


  1. I never heard of the Scarlet Pimpernel plant before. Very interesting.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and comments about Corrie Ten Boom.
    I love her books and the way she looked at life.

  2. I don't know this plant, but it's pretty.

  3. What a pretty little flower! I don't believe I have ever seen one before.