Scientific Name:
Lysimachia minima (L.) U.Manns & Anderb., Willdenowia 39: 52 (2009)
  • Centunculus minimus L., Sp. Pl. 116 (1753)
  • Anagallis minima (L.) E.H.L.Krause (1901)

Annual; stems slender, 2–3 cm long, erect, forming small tufts. Lvs subsessile, 2–4 × 0.8–2 mm, eglandular, ovate or elliptic-ovate; base narrow-cuneate; apex apiculate. Fls solitary. Pedicels very short, elongating little at fruiting. Calyx 2–2.5 mm long; lobes lanceolate, acuminate; margins herbaceous and green. Corolla c. 1.5–2 mm long, white or pale pink, eglandular; lobes probably ovate and entire. Stamens very short; filaments > anthers. Capsule c. 1.5 mm diam., < calyx lobes, pinkish just before maturity; style persistent. Seeds c. 0.4 mm long, slightly reticulate, angular, oblong-ellipsoid.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4. as Anagallis minima (L.) E.H.L.Krause]


Flowering: Oct.–Nov.

Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Manns, U.; Anderberg, A.A. 2009: New combinations and names in Lysimachia (Myrsinaceae) for species of Anagallis, Pelletiera and Trientalis. Willdenowia 39: 49–54.