Lindernia grandiflora

Nuttall

Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 43. 1818.

Common names: Savanna false-pimpernel
WeedyEndemic
Synonyms: Ilysanthes grandiflora (Nuttall) Bentham
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 354.

Perennials. Stems repent or prostrate, matted, rooting at proximal or most nodes, 2–30 (–43) cm. Leaves cauline, thick; petiole absent; blade orbiculate, widely elliptic, or widely ovate, 2–16 × 1.5–16 mm, palmately 3–7-veined, leathery, margins entire, remotely toothed, or undulate; distal well developed or slightly reduced. Pedicels 6–38 mm, 2–5 times subtending leaves. Flowers: sepals 2–5.8 mm, connate to 1/8 lengths; corolla-tube and adaxial lip lavender or blue to white, abaxial lobes white with violet to blue spots or streaks, tube 5–9 mm, adaxial lip 1/4 abaxial; stamens 2; staminodes each with appendage and distal segment. Capsules ellipsoid, sometimes obliquely or narrowly ovoid, 2.3–6.9 × 1.2–2.5 mm. Seeds 6-angled, strongly ribbed.


Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Swamps, low woods and grasslands, wet depressions, ditches and along edges of streams and ponds, usually in sandy soil.
Elevation: 0–50 m.

Discussion

Lindernia grandiflora has been introduced into the horticultural trade in the southern United States as a container plant or groundcover for wet areas or in bogs or water gardens. It is sometimes sold under the name "Ilysanthes floribunda," which has no standing in botanical nomenclature, or as blue moneywort or angel's tears.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

... more about "Lindernia grandiflora"
Deborah Q. Lewis +
Nuttall +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
ovate +, elliptic +  and orbiculate +
1.5mm;16mm +
campanulate +
0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br /> (0.69 cm6.9 mm <br />0.0069 m <br />) +
ovoid +  and ellipsoid +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Savanna false-pimpernel +
blue +, violet +, punct +, bluish with darker purple +, purplish +  and white +
Fla. +  and Ga. +
0–50 m. +
poricidal +  and septicidal +
Swamps, low woods and grasslands, wet depressions, ditches and along edges of streams and ponds, usually in sandy soil. +
elliptic;triangular-ovate +
serrulate +, serrate +  and entire +
undulate +, toothed +  and entire +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
orthotropous +
2-5 times subtending leaves +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br />) +
Flowering year-round. +
Gen. N. Amer. Pl. +
6-angled +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.58 cm5.8 mm <br />0.0058 m <br />) +
Weedy +  and Endemic +
papillate +
geniculate +
matted +, prostrate +  and repent +
erect +  and prostrate +
weakly +  and 4-angled +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
neither +, clavate +, capitate +  and 2-lobed +
violet to blue spots +
Ilysanthes grandiflora +
Lindernia grandiflora +
Lindernia +
species +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
perennial +  and annual +
9 +, 8 +  and 7 +