Aug. 1, 2019

Relationships are complicated

False pimpernal varies in color from this blue to paler shades. What really matters is how long your pedicels are. If they turn out to be longer than the leaves, you might get kicked out of the species! Those plants can be victims of segregation, and are called Lindernia anagallidea. Apparently segregation is not good. Those plants have been extirpated in Maine and are endangered in New Hampshire. Most botanists decry segregation of those plants because the differences among false pimpernels are too inconsistent.