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Chickweed Lobelia   
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Chickweed Lobelia
A Native Herb
Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Chickweed Lobelia
Botanical name: Lobelia alsinoides    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)
Synonyms: Lobelia trigona

Chickweed Lobelia is a small annual herb, growing to 15-30 cm tall. Branches are trailing and 3-winged. Alternately arranged stalkless leaves are lance-shaped, 1-3 cm long, with toothed margin. Small flowers occur singly in leaf axils, on slender stalks. Flowers are blue-pink, 2-lipped. Upper lip is 2-lobed, erect and the lower one is 3-lobed, spreading out. Flowers have 5 stamens, the lower 2 protrude out. Capsules are 2-3 mm long. Flowering: October-November.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed at Pench Reserve Forest, Maharashtra.

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