Ammannia coccinea Rothb.
Family - Lythraceae
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Flowering - June - October.
Habitat - Pond margins, slow streams, ditches, railroad swales.
Origin - Native to U.S. and tropical America.
Other info. - This attractive little species can be found throughout most of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its habitat, thin, opposite leaves, and small, pink flowers. The flowers of this species are sessile or on pedicels to 3mm. The capsule are about 5mm in diameter at maturity.
Photographs taken near Angel Mounds, Evansville, IN., 8-5-06.