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Centunculus minimus Linnaeus. Chaffweed, False-pimpernel. Phen: (Feb-) Mar-Aug. Hab: Ditches, wet disturbed areas, pine savannas, pond margins. Dist: This species occurs in widely scattered areas, nearly cosmopolitan.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, G, GrPl, RAB, S, Tat, Tx, W; = Anagallis minima (L.) E.H.L.Krause – Ar, Fl5, FNA8, GW2, Il, K1, Meso4.1, NcTx, Tn, Va, WH3; = Lysimachia minima (L.) U.Manns & Anderb. – K3, K4, NE, Manns & Anderberg (2009)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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