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Anagallis arvensis L., Sp. Pl. ed. 1.148. 1753. Duby, l.c.; Duthie, List of N.W. Indian Pl. 116.1881; Hook. f., l.c. 506; Collett, Fl. Simi. 302.1902; Pax & Knuth, l.c. 322; Kashyap, Lah. Dist. Fl. 159.1936; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 9:33.1965.


Annual. Stem decumbent to erect, not rooting at the nodes, square in outline. Leaves sessile, opposite-decussate, pale green, 10-16 x 7-12 mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse or subacute, upper ones smaller, nerves faint, gland dotted (dots reddish), margin minutely papillose. Flowers solitary axillary, red or blue (or shades of them); pedicel 1.4-2.5 (-3.5) cm long, slender, glandulose (hairs with reddish heads), nodding in bud condition, usually exceeding the subtending leaf. Calyx shortly campanulate; lobes 3.5-4 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, subacuminate, midrid pro¬minent, margin membranous and minutely ciliolate. Corolla rotate; lobes 4-5 mm long, obovate, apex erose-denticulate, glandular-stipitate; the glands 3-celled, with the terminal cell globose. Stamens ± equalling the carpel; filaments 2-2.5 mm long, reddish-pink, basally dilated and connate; glandular, the glands 7-11-celled, pinkish, towards base colourless; anthers 1 mm long, basifixed, yellow, ± apiculate. Ovary globose, less than 1 mm broad; style 2-2.2 mm long, pinkish, persistent. Stigma capitate. Pyxidium globose, 4-5 mm broad. Seeds trigonal, c. 1 mm broad, dark brown, vesiculose.

1 Flowers orange-red to scarlet. Plants frequenting hilly areas from altitudes of 1300-2200 m   1 Anagallis arvensis var. arvensis
+ Flowers blue to deep blue. Plants of the low lands, from sea level to 1700 m   1 Anagallis arvensis var. coerulea

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