Lysimachia minima (L.) U.Manns & Anderb.

PRIMULACEAE Batsch ex Borkh.
Ericales Bercht. & J.Presl
Asteranae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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by © D. Camprini, © University of Tartu, © USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913

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This annual plant with a wide distribution in the temperate parts of Eurasia is present in several regions of Italy, from Lombardy to Sicily, but it is rare and its distribution has many wide gaps, especially in the South. It grows in damp places along ditches, at the edges of fields and along forest trails, usually on siliceous substrates, below the montane belt. The genus name Lysimachia comes from Lysimachus, an ancient Greek physician; the genus name of the synonym (Anagallis) is derived from the Greek 'ana' (again) and 'agallein' (give joy), for the continuous, bright flowering; the species name refers to the small size of the flowers as compared to those of other congeneric species. Flowering period: June to July. Syn.: Anagallis minima (L.) E.H.L. Krause

Italian name(s): Anagallis minima (Italia), Centonchio minimo (Italia), Centonchio minore (Italia)

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© USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 717.

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by D. Camprini
Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italia, 06/02/2012