Location(s): Great Smials
born: III 2979
father: Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire
mother: Eglantine Banks
Peregrin Took I (Pippin), Thain of the Shire
Pimpernel 1 Took is the daughter of Paladin Took II, Thain of the Shire, and Eglantine Banks, and the sister of Pearl, Pervinca, and Peregrin Took I (Pippin), member of the Fellowship of the Ring and later Thain of the Shire and Counsellor of the North-kingdom.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees
1 Pimpernel is one of the many flower-names used by Tolkien for female hobbits:
Bilbo, loved flowers, and it seems he wished to portray the spirit of Shire women through that sweet, occasionally thorny, timeless imagery....
The Plants of Middle-earth: Botany and Sub-creation, by Dinah Hazell, Ch 1, Hobbit Names
Other flower namesakes include Celandine Brandybuck, Pimpernel Took, Asphodel Burrows, and Amaranth Brandybuck, while Salvia Bolger and Myrtle Burrows bear the names of herbs and shrubs.
Ibid., And Others
Scarlet pimpernel referred to in literature.
These are annual or perennial plants, growing in tufts on weedy and uncultivated areas.... The flowers of the different species show miscellaneous colors. They are radially symmetrical with five petals. They grow usually in the leaf axils, but sometimes as short spikes at the top of the stem. Pimpernel flowers remain open only under direct sun-light.
"Anagallis". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (9 Dec. 2007).
Elena Tiriel 13Jan13, 17Jan13