Ammannia gracilis

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Ammannia gracilis
Ammannia gracilis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Ammannia
Species: A. gracilis
Binomial name
Ammannia gracilis
Guill. & Perr.

Ammannia gracilis is a species of flowering plant in the family Lythraceae. It is native to Africa.

This aquatic plant has a branching, prostrate stem that roots at the nodes. The blunt-tipped, lance-shaped leaves are roughly a centimeter long. The small flowers have four purple petals and either 4 or 8 stamens. The flowers occur in small clusters.[1]


  1. ^ Ammannia gracilis. JSTOR Global Plants.