Centaurium pulchellum from Morni, Haryana

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 13, 2011, 9:00:16 AM4/13/11
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Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce, Fl. Berks. 342. 1897
syn: Erythraea ramosissima (Vill.) Pers.; Gentiana pulchella Sw. Gentiana ramosissima Vill.
Usually a small annual herb with branches mostly from base or middle; leaves ellptic lanceolate up to 2.5 cm long, up to 1 cm broad, entire; flowers in dichasial cymes, pink; calyx tubular; corolla tubular, tube longer than lobes, lobes ovate-lanceolate obtuse; capsule oblong, included in the calyx.
A plant of mostly moist meadows. Photographed from  Chandrawal Resort, Morni, Haryana on April  9, 2011.

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