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Blue Pimpernel

Anagallis monelli


It belongs to family Myrsinaceae . It is low growing perennial with trailing stems . Wild specimens have orange or blue flowers . The coloration is different due to different pigments . The blue color is due to high concentration of Malvidin.


Its a wild plant found around the fields where wheat crop was grown at my home town (Patiala). It is native ti Mediterranean region .

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KrantiAzad 6 years ago

Thanks Arun !

Arun 6 years ago

nice spotting and info !!

Kranti Dhiman
Spotted by
Kranti Dhiman

Punjab, India

Lat: 30.12, Long: 75.76

Spotted on Feb 14, 2013
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

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