Samolus valerandi L., Sp. Pl. 443 1753. (syn: Anagallis aquatica Erndl ex Ledeb.; Samolus americanus Spreng.; Samolus aquaticus Lam.; Samolus beccabungae-facie Gilib.; Samolus bracteatus Stokes; Samolus caulescens Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.; Samolus geniculatus Dulac);
Temp. & Subtropical Old World to Tropical Mountains: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Austria, Belgium, England, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spitsbergen, Sweden, Estonia, W-European Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Baleares, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Serbia & Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Crimea, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Azores (Sao Jorge, Flores Isl.), Madeira (Madeira Isl.), Canary Isl. (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma Isl.), Cape Verde Isl. (Santo Antao Isl., Sao Vicente Isl., Ilha de Sao Nicolau, Sal Isl., Ilha de Sao Tiago, Fogo Isl.), Northern Caucasus, Georgia [Caucasus], Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu), China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan), Peru, Ecuador, Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Rio Negro, Salta, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, San Juan, San Luis, Tucuman), S-Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Chile (Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Reg. Metropolitana), Paraguay (Central, San Pedro), Uruguay (Colonia, Maldonado, Montevideo), South Africa (Limpopo, North-West Prov., Gauteng, Mpulamanga, KwaZulu-Natal, N-Cape Prov., W-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Namibia, Mauritania, Somalia, Nigeria, Sudan, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Chad, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Turkey (N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, S-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia), Bahrain, Cyprus (C-Mountains, E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus, W-Cyprus), Egypt (Desert Oases, Eastern Desert, Great Southwestern Desert, Nile Delta, NW-coastal Egypt), European Turkey, Iran (EC-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., N-Iran, S-Iran, W-Iran), Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Israel), Jordania (S-Jordania, W-Jordania), Lebanon (C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon), Oman (Dhofar, Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia (NE-Saudi Arabia, Asir), Sinai peninsula (S-Sinai), Syria (coastal W-Syria, W-Syrian Mountains), Yemen (Inner Hadhramaut), Afghanistan (Badakshan, Baghlan, Bamyan, Farah, Faryab, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Takhar), Pakistan (Baluchistan, Waziristan, Kurram, Peshawar, Dir, Swat, Hazara, Pakistani Punjab, Salt Range), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch), Pakistani Kashmir (Mirpur), USA (I) (Pennsylvania (I)), Australia (I) (Western Australia (I), Queensland (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;
ID Request: possible arabidopsis variety …aquatic? images resized:
I have not been able to identify this plant. The overall shape makes me think it’s arabidopsis, but it’s smooth appearance doesn’t seem to align with most specimens online.
-Found dec 13th 2020 on the eastern coast of mid florida– Plants found growing in low lying often flooded area, with dark clay soil, some found growing on cypress knees.
-Largest rosette is approx 4 inches across
-leaves are smooth and delicate and flowers have 5 petals
Closest I can suggest is Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. !
Looks different from Arabidopsis thaliana
I doubt it is from this genus as the flower structure is different.
To me appears close.
Information regarding Samolus valerandi:
I need information regarding Samolus valerandi distribution in India and its present status could u plzz share Ur kind knowledge related to same …
So far we have no observation in our group from India.
So far I know it is recorded in Poonch only
Thank you for the information. Sir .. sir it’s actually recorded from Rajasthan, Bundlekhand, Punjab plains and Himachal Pradesh so far according to Hook, Duthie and H.J. Chowdhary flora respectively….
Sorry typing mistake in one name that’s Duthie Flora of Rajasthan .
Good afternoon sir: I mailed u yesterday about Samolus valerandi in eflora group.. Sir u told that it’s reported from poonch .. sir is there any paper or manuscript regarding this… Plzz confirm