Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Kickxia elatine (L.) Dumort. image
Photographer: PNW Weed Management Handbook           

Botanical Illustration

from USDA Plants Website
Family Scrophulariaceae
Kickxia elatine (L.) Dumort.
sharp-leaved cancerwort
Kickxia: after Jean Kickx Jr. (1803-1864), and/or his father Jean Kickx (1775-1831); Belgian professors of botany
elatine: ancient Greek name for some low creeping plant
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: drooping or trailing annual, to 20" tall forb; stems not rooting
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, slender spur at the base, upper lip purple inside, stalks mostly smooth; solitary from the leaf axils

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Kickxia list Google- Images or Text
Antirrhinum elatine L.
Linaria elatine (L.) Mill.

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