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Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
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thomas
Mar 22, 2016 4:28 PM CST
Plant with the flowers. Ignore the oxalis mixed in.

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 22, 2016 4:29 PM CST
Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)
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Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
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thomas
Mar 22, 2016 4:32 PM CST
Thanks! That was really fast!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2016 4:37 PM CST
It has nothing to do with the book with the same name. Smiling
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 22, 2016 5:16 PM CST
Are you sure it doesn't?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 22, 2016 5:31 PM CST
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I know it has nothing to do with "The Court Jester" movie starring Danny Kaye where a birthmark of the purple pimpernel has importance. Here is one of my favorite scenes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ9f2rnjB84

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Sorry, that was slightly off topic but I have been wracking my brains to remember the title of the movie and this thread helped me to recall the name. Thank You!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2016 8:02 PM CST
Pretty sure. I haven't read the book for quite awhile but don't recall anything about orange weeds in there.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Mar 22, 2016 8:28 PM CST
I've never figured out where they got "scarlet" Thank you Daisy! I was starting to think I was color blind.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 23, 2016 8:36 AM CST
In the book Sir Percy drew a small red, star-shaped flower when he signed his messages; the flower was the pimpernel, the ink was scarlet (Chapter 7).

Pimpernel flowers can be many colors but perhaps the author chose the color scarlet to signify the red blood that flowed so freely through revolutionary Paris. Shrug!
Wikipedia: "...mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, takes his nickname from the drawing of a small red flower with which he signs his messages..."
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 23, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Maybe it was Emma Orczy who was color blind.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 23, 2016 5:03 PM CST
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Edited to add:
I only find that funny because my dad was a painter and wallpaper hanger by trade...and he was most definitely color blind. He could not have done his job without the help of my mother who identified the colors for him.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 23, 2016 9:16 PM CST
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