Lindernia dubia (L.) Pennell

False Pennyroyal

Lindernia dubia plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Lindernia dubia stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Lindernia dubia leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Lindernia dubia inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Lindernia dubia calyxCalyx.

Lindernia dubia corollaCorolla close-up.

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Wet soils along streams, ditches, ponds, lakes, and sloughs. Also in moist areas of fields and woods.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This little species can be found throughout Missouri. It can be identified by its small size, square stems, and small blue flowers. Another species, L. anagallidea (Michx.) Pennell is similar but has lower pedicels which are longer then their subtending leaves. This latter species is less common in Missouri and does not grow in as wet conditions as L. dubia.

Photographs taken in Van Buren, MO., 7-18-03.