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3. Gratiola officinalis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 17. 1753.

新疆水八角 xin jiang shui ba jiao

Description from Flora of China

Perennials, erect, ca. 20 cm tall, glabrous throughout. Rhizomes short, horizontal. Stems terete, branched. Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, lanceolate, or linear, 1.5-4 cm X 2-8 cm, narrower on branches, margin sparsely and minutely serrate, apex acute. Pedicel slender, 0.7-1.5 cm. Bracteoles linear. Calyx lobes subulate, 3-4 mm. Corolla 1-1.3 cm; tube cylindric, 6.5-9 mm; lower lobes slightly notched; upper lip lobes suborbicular, slightly notched. Filaments 5-5.5 mm; staminodes 2, anterior, filiform. Capsule globose, ca. 5 X 4 mm. Fl. Jun-Oct.

Marshes. N Xinjiang [Asia, Europe].


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