Lindernia dubia
(False Pimpernel)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: False Pimpernel, Yellowseed False Pimpernel, Moist Bank Pimpernel
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - October
    Status: Native

Lindernia dubia, or False Pimpernel, is an annual native to most of the United States, except it is not reported from Montana, Utah or Wyoming. It grows in moist areas, like ditches, streambanks and pond margins. It blooms in mid summer and can continue until late in the season. When sunlight hits its flowers, they tend to fade away so it is best observed on cloudy days.

There are three native Lindernias in the US, and several non-native. All but this one are confined to the Southeastern US. So, anywhere outside the Southeast, this is the only species. In the Southeast, this can be distinguished from the others by its sprawling habit, its pale purple flowers and the fact that it is an annual.

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