|Etymology||Genus||After Franz Balthasar von Lindern, a German botanist|
|Species||Brittle and hard surface; reference to plant unknown|
|Synonyms||Antirrhinum hexandrum Forssk., Torenia crustacea (L.) Cham. & Schltdl., Capararia crustacea L.|
|Common Names||Brittle False Pimpernel, Round-fruited Lindernia|
|Native Distribution||East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Malesia, and Queensland|
Lindernia crustacea is a very common weed of lawns. It is very easy to identify it since it flowers gregariously all year round. The flowers are purple and white in colour. It also has a purple dot at the centre lobe of the lower lip. The leaves are serrated, ovate, ending with a pointed tip.Another similar species, Legazpia polygonoides has leaves that are broader at the base. The flowers are of a different in colour too.
It is pretty easy to find the Brittle False Pimpernel when it is flowering.
The purple-white flowers close up.
Frontal view of the flower.
The ovate leafed flower with serrated margins.