蓝花琉璃繁缕 Lysimachia arvensis var. caerulea

  • Scientific Name: Lysimachia arvensis var. caerulea (L.) Turland & Bergmeier
  • Ref: Willdenowia 41:185. 1911
  • Synonyms:
    • Anagallis arvensis f. azurea Hyl.
    • A. arvensis var. caerulea (L.) Gouan
    • A. caerulea L.
    • A. verticillata All.
  • English Common Name: blue-scarlet pimpernel
  • Chinese Common Name: 蓝花琉璃繁缕 lánhuā liúlí∙fánlǚ
  • Japanese Common Name: ルリハコベ [瑠璃繁縷] rurihakobe
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Genus: Lysimachia
  • Distribution: Cultivated areas, wasteland, roadsides. Fujian, Guangdong, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Bhutan, India, Japan, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia; NW Africa, W Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America].
  • Photo: Wenzhou, Zhejiang
Herbs annual or biennial, 10--30 cm tall. Stems quadrangular, short winged on ridges, usually branched from base. Leaves opposite, occasionally in whorls of 3, sessile, ovate to narrowly ovate, 7--18(--25) X 3--12(--15) mm, minutely glandular punctate mainly abaxially, base subrounded, margin entire, apex obtuse or acute. Pedicel recurved in fruit, 2--3 cm. Calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, 3.5--6 mm, hyaline margined, apex long acuminate, costate. Corolla blue, rotate, 4--6 mm, parted nearly to base; lobes obovate-elliptic, 2.7--3 mm wide, margin entire to denticulate. Stamens 1/3--1/2 as long as corolla; filaments pubescent. Style ca. 1.5 mm. Capsule ca. 3.5 mm in diam. 2n = 22, 28, [email protected] (Flora of China)

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