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Lindernia dubia var. anagallidea (L.) Pennell (Michx.) Cooperr.
false-pimpernel (yellowseed false pimpernel)
Linderniaceae (Figwort family)
(Previously in Scrophulariaceae)

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Species Information

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Low annual herb from fibrous roots; stems ascending to erect, 5-20 cm tall, slender, branched, smooth.
Opposite, unstalked, egg-shaped to elliptic, 0.5-2 cm long, entire to obscurely few-toothed, 3- to 5-veined, smooth.
Inflorescence of single stalked flowers in the leaf axils, the thread-like stalks longer than the leaves; corollas blue-violet to whitish, narrowly bell-shaped, 6-9 mm long, 2-lipped, the upper lip with 2 short teeth, the lower lip longer, projecting, 3-lobed, the throat with 2 yellow-hairy ridges; calyces of 5 nearly distinct, equal, linear segments, 3-4 mm long; fertile stamens 2.
Capsules, ellipsoid, 4-6 mm long; seeds numerous, yellowish, 0.2-0.4 mm long, smooth to finely net-veined.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Wet, sandy or muddy banks and shores in the lowland and steppe zones; rare in SC BC and the lower Fraser Valley; disjunct E to ON and S to NH, NY, SC, FL, MS, TX, UT, AZ, CA and MX; S. America.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Ilysanthes anagalidea (Michx.) Robinson
Ilysanthes anagallidea (Michx.) B.L. Rob.
Ilysanthes inequalis (Walter) Pennell
Lindernia anagallidea (Michx.) Pennell

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