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That demmed elusive pimpernel

Pimpernel - scarlet and blue versions

Pimpernel – scarlet and blue versions

The Scarlet Pimpernel was the heroic alter ego of an English aristocrat who rescued French aristocrats in the French Revolution.

Here one dashing scarlet flower is flanked by royal blue ones, which I’d never seen before we came to Italy.

The flower is also  known as Poor Man’s Weather Glass because it closes up in anticipation of rain.

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  1. June 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Awesome!

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