Anagallis pumila

Swartz

Prodr. 1: 40. 1788 ,.

Common names: Florida pimpernel
Synonyms: Centunculus pumilus (Swartz) Kuntze Micropyxis pumila (Swartz) Duby
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 307. Mentioned on page 306.

Plants annual. Stems mostly erect, 1–3 (–5) dm. Leaves alternate or opposite; blade elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, 4.5–8 × 1–3.5 mm. Pedicels erect in fruit, 2.5–4 mm, mostly equaling or shorter than subtending leaf. Flowers: sepals (4–) 5, calyx divided nearly to base, 2–2.5 mm, equaling or longer than corolla, margins entire, narrowly or not scarious, apex acuminate; petals 5, corolla white, salverform (almost rotate), 1.5–2.3 mm. Capsules 1–1.5 mm. Seeds 5–12.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early winter.
Habitat: Ditch banks, other open sites
Elevation: 0-20 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies (Jamaica), Central America, South America (Colombia), South America (Ecuador)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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Anita F. Cholewa +
Swartz +
mostly rounded +  and cuneate +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
sculpted +  and entire +
elliptic;narrowly lanceolate +
1mm;3.5mm +
divided +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Florida pimpernel +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br />) +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Jamaica) +, Central America +, South America (Colombia) +  and South America (Ecuador) +
0-20 m +
curved +  and straight +
circumscissile +
globose +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
Ditch banks, other open sites +
nectariferous +
monomorphic +
opposite +  and alternate +
crenulate +
tenuinucellate +  and bitegmic +
anatropous;campylotropous +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
connate;proximally nearly distinct +
Flowering spring–early winter. +
3-5-carpellate +
papillate;alveolate +
epipetalous +  and antipetalous +
branched +  and simple +
usually capitate;truncate +
rudimentary +
Centunculus pumilus +  and Micropyxis pumila +
Anagallis pumila +
Anagallis +
species +
annual +  and perennial +