Lysimachia alternifolia Wall., Roxb. Fl. Ind., ed. Carey & Wall. ii. 26 (1824)
The plant at first look reminds you of Anagallis with similar long axillary pedicels and shape of fruits surrounded by similar calyx lobes, but alternate leaves and yellow flowers lead to look you for some thing closer, and it landed me to Lysimachia alternifolia very distinct from other species in alternate leaves, long slender pedicels and yellow flowers.
Small decumbent herb, 6-25 cm, branching from base; leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate 2.5-3.5 cm long, lower stalked, upper sessile; flowers yellow, solitary axillary with slender pedicels almost as long as leaves; calyx lobes lanceolate, longer than corolla, persistent in fruit; corolla rotate, 5-8 mm across, segments oblong gland-dotted; filaments united at base; capsule glabrous, shorter than calyx, globose.
Photographed from shaded ground among shrubs in Tiger fall area Chakrata on September 18, 2011
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