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Lysimachia  serpens (A.DC.) U.Manns. & Anderb.   
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FamilyPRIMULACEAE
Genus species var.Lysimachia  serpens (A.DC.) U.Manns. & Anderb. 
SynonymsAnagallis serpens A.DC. (basionym)
 Anagallis kilimandscharica R.Knuth
 Lysimachia quartiniana A.Rich.
Territory East Tropical Africa
bogs, marshes
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description stems pinkish, at nodes rooting, leaves crowded, carnose, ovate to orbiculate, 4-17mm long, flowers solitary, long pedicellate, campanulate, ca. 1cm across
Size5-10cm
Colorpink
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationvery moist to boggy, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, sandy soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-16°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyGraham, R.A. (1960) Flora of Tropical East Africa
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