Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Elatine triandra Schkuhr image
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from USDA Plants website
Family Elatinaceae
Elatine triandra Schkuhr
greater waterwort, long-stem waterwort, water-purslane
Elatine: ancient Greek name for some low creeping plant
triandra: tri for 3; aner for "male"
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Status: Special Concern
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 3 parted; seeds with hexagonal pits, attached at several levels
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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Elatine triandra Schkuhr f. submersa Seub.
Elatine triandra Schkuhr f. terrestris Seub.
Elatine triandra Schkuhr var. triandra

         
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