Anagallis arvensis, curious findings

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Anagallis arvensis, curious findings

Post by MWP admin » Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:41 pm

Today, while roaming at Gnejna area, my eyes were caught by strange Anagallis arvensis plants.

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' :!: :roll:

Could it be some A. arvensis sub-species or just a giant variety?
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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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Post by Sdravko » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:05 pm

According to my boss the strange coloured anagallis might be an intermediate form between the two color varieties if I remember it right.
What colour were the big flowers?

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:56 pm

I found blue and scarlet flowers that measured 11-13mm in the same spot near the pink-peach ones. Does the intermediate ones have a specific taxon or they are also A. arvensis fullstop!
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Post by jackpot » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:37 pm

wow..interesting!

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:37 pm

Unf when I came to scan against a ruler the flower sensed too much dark and closed up. These are early closing flowers.

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!

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