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Blue Pimpernel

Anagallis arvensis azurea

Description:

A weed with tiny blue flowers.

Notes:

This plant has settled down comfortably with the coleus and has started blooming. These weeds probably propagate and spread with the plants purchased at the plant nurseries.

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3 Comments

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Thanks so much for helping with the ID, Emilie and Lenny. I've update my spotting.

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 7 years ago

Emilie is correct this is the blue form of Scarlet Pimpernel.
Anagallis arvensis azurea.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 7 years ago

I think this is the blue variety of the scarlet pimpernel: Anagallis arvensis azurea, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anagallis_a...)
but it could also be Anagallis foemina, which is almost identical. The difference lies in the number of cilia on the edge of each petal: 35-70 for A.arvensis azurea and less tha 30 for A. foemina. It is the broader shape of the leaves wihich makes me think it is rather A. arvensis azurea.

surekha
Spotted by
surekha

Haryana, India

Spotted on Mar 7, 2014
Submitted on Mar 7, 2014

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