Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Myriophyllum tenellum Bigelow image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Family Haloragaceae
Myriophyllum tenellum Bigelow
dwarf water-milfoil, slender water-milfoil
Myriophyllum: from Greek myrios, "numberless," and phyllon, "leaf," alluding to the many divisions of the submerged leaves of these aquatic plants
tenellum: tender
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 1"-7" tall aquatic, in a dense cluster of thin, toothpick-like, unbranched stems; from buried rhizomes
Flower: pale, 4-parted, small; flowers from stem tips that rise above the water surface
Leaf:small scale or bump
Habitat: water to 5' deep; in sandy soil

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