The Blue Pimpernel and the Scarlet Pimpernel both are often called
shepherd's weather glass or shepherd's clock because the flowers close
before sunset or if it is about to rain. These brightly colored
flowers appear as bright dots in the field, which dramatically
"disappear" when the flowers close, if the sky is overcast or the sun
is about to set. Closed flowers are quite hard to notice because of
their dull color.
On Jul 26, 12:17 pm, Pankaj Oudhia <pankajoud...@gmail.com
> Nice pictures Gurcharan ji. Not sure about the medicinal properties of this
> type as blue flowered Anagallis is very common in crop fields specially in
> winter season crops in my region. Anagallis is known as Poor man's (or
> farmer's) weather clock as its flowers close before bad weather. Again I am
> not sure whether your Anagallis is also having same property or not?
> While walk in forest when we get injury from Tribulus or Asteracantha spines
> the Healers use local herbs whereas I prefer use of Anagallis as
> Homoeo-drug. It acts in miraculous way.
> Anagallis arvensis possess benefical Allelopathic properties. I tried it on
> different medicinal and aromatic crops, at first in lab and then in fields,
> and now my farmers are using it.
> Accprding to weed researchers it is a curse but for the farmers aware of its
> healing properties it is boon. This is the reason in general they ignore
> research recommnedations specially in the field of weed management.
> Pankaj Oudhia
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com
> > Have seen a lot of blue flowered Anagallis (Anagallis arvensis ssp.
> > foemina) in Delhi, usually growing at altitudes below 1500 m or so, but was
> > lucky to find both subspecies in Kashmir. This one is A. arvensis ssp.
> > arvensis with orange-red flowers fairly common in Kashmir in the valley
> > (1600 m and above), photographed in June 26, 2010 from Srinagar.
> > --
> > Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> > Retired Associate Professor
> > SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> > Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> > Phone: 011-25518297 Mob: 9810359089