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.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
|Photographed at Pench Reserve Forest, Maharashtra.|