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Anagalis L.


Anagalis arvensis

Credit: HAST

Glabrous annual or perennial, erect or creeping herbs. Leaves cauline, opposite, ternate, or sometimes all or the upper ones alternate, sessile or short-petiolate, the margin entire. Flowers small, bisexual, axillary, pedicellate, bluish-purple to red; calyx 5-parted, the segments lanceolate or broadly linear, spreading; corolla 5- parted, rotate, the lobes contorted; stamens inserted at the base of corolla lobes, the filaments filiform or subulate, hairy, the anthers obtuse; ovary glabrous; style filiform. Capsules globose, the dehiscence circumscissile; seeds small.

About 28 species in Europe, Africa, Asia and temperate South America; one in Taiwan.

Lower Taxon


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