Anagallis foemina vs Anagallis arvensis

How to distinguish Anagallis foemina and Anagallis arvensis:

1a - Petals red or blue, obtuse or truncate at apex. Glandular hairs on petals margin many and dense, 3-celled: A. arvensis.

1b - Petals blue, often subacute at apex. Glandular hairs on petals margin lacking or few and scattered, 4-celled: A. foemina.

Posted by blue_celery blue_celery, May 02, 2018 17:57

Observations

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What

Foemina Pimpernel Lysimachia foemina

Observer

blue_celery

Date

September 5, 2010

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There are also differences in the overall growth and structure, right? I feel like I remember learning that somewhere. One looked more perennial than the other.

Posted by silversea_starsong over 1 year ago (Flag)
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"There are also differences in the overall growth and structure, right?"
I would not bet a cent on it despite someone said that there are differences in pedicels:bracts ratio. I cannot cofirm this difference.
Here in a mediterranean climate they are both truly annuals even though there are other species which are suffruticose perennials.

Posted by blue_celery over 1 year ago (Flag)
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@abr Since I saw you mentioning the two species recently, maybe you could chip in.

Posted by silversea_starsong over 1 year ago (Flag)

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