One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small plant with scarlet flowers that close in rainy or cloudy weather. Native to Europe, it is also widespread throughout much of North America.
- ‘Flowers, such as cornflowers, scarlet pimpernel and shepherd's needle, used to be a common sight in the county's cornfields 50 years ago, but today many are rare, or even extinct.’
- ‘The demand for the olive branch, the poppy, the scarlet pimpernel, and seaweed was high and she reproduced these personally meaningful designs over and over again.’
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