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1) I have seen some specimen with pink to peach (not orange) colour that I dont recall that I have ever seen before. Check the photos to compare with the normal scarlet/orange colour
2) More interesting, in close proximity there where other specimen which had a very large flower size compared to normal. I cut a sample to scan, but when I arrived it was alread closed down. However I could measure it and the flower was 13mm across.
Haslam records of the corolla are (2), 4-7, (10)mm 'long'
Could it be some A. arvensis sub-species or just a giant variety?
- Anagaliis arvensis with pink/peach colour compared to the common scarlet-orange ones. Also not the larger flower diameter.
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- Anagaliis arvensis with pink/peach colour
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I also have an answer for those A. arvensis which are blue with an inner purple centre. They are flowers from a starving or thirsty old plants. I have studied A. arvensis in that 'famous pot' and now the flowers have a such colour.
Its nice that sometimes I make some nice finding!
Keep my eyes open