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Anagallis minima (Chaffweed)

Anagallis minima

Anagallis minima (L.) Krause


Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Centunculus minimus, Lysimachia minima

USDA Symbol: ANMI4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , DE , FL , GA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , WA , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NS , SK

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Anagallis minima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Anagallis minima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Anagallis minima


Record Modified: 2023-05-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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