Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Myriophyllum sibiricum Kom. image
Photographer: Andrew Hipp           

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Andrew Hipp

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Haloragaceae
Myriophyllum sibiricum Kom.
common water-milfoil, short-spike water-milfoil
Myriophyllum: from Greek myrios, "numberless," and phyllon, "leaf," alluding to the many divisions of the submerged leaves of these aquatic plants
sibiricum: of Siberia
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, submersed aquatic; stems with a few branches, light colored, winter bud's stems U-shaped at the base; from rhizomes
Flower: red, 4-parted, winter buds cylindrical; inflorescence a spike held above the water with whorled flowers from axils of short, mostly smooth-edged bracts
Fruit:4 parted with mostly a smooth surface
Leaf:4 -5 leaves per whorl, short-stalked; finely, pinnately-divided into 5-12 pairs of thread-like leaflets, the lower ones longer than the upper ones
Habitat: lakes, shallow to more than 16' deep, fairly clear water; in soft sediment soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Myriophyllum exalbescens Fernald
Myriophyllum exalbescens Fernald var. magdalenense (Fernald) A.Löve
Myriophyllum magdalenense Fernald
Myriophyllum spicatum L. subsp. exalbescens (Fernald) Hultén
Myriophyllum spicatum L. subsp. squamosum Laest. ex Hartman
Myriophyllum spicatum L. var. capillaceum Lange
Myriophyllum spicatum L. var. exalbescens (Fernald) Jeps.
Myriophyllum spicatum L. var. squamosum (Laest. ex Hartman) Hartman

         
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