Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Elatine minima (Nutt.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Matthew L. Wagner

Paul Skawinski

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Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Elatinaceae
Elatine minima (Nutt.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
mud-purslane, small waterwort
Elatine: ancient Greek name for some low creeping plant
minima: smallest
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Status: Native
Plant: floating/matting annual, 2.5" tall, aquatic forb; with shallow root tuffs
Flower: 2-4-parted, tiny, from the leaf axils
Fruit:thin-walled capsule, usually 2 parted; seeds with separate rows of roundish pits, attached at the base, vertical
Leaf:1/10 - 4/10" oblong-oval with no stem, usually with a slight notch at the tip
Habitat: mudflat, in water less than 7' deep; in sandy soil

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Crypta minima Nutt.

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