Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Myosurus minimus L. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Kurt Stüber

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Ranunculaceae
Myosurus minimus L.
tiny mouse's-tail
Myosurus: from Greek mus, "mouse," and oura, "tail," for the mousetail-like appearance of the receptacle in fruit
minimus: smallest
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: annual forb
Flower: yellowish to green, 5-parted, regular shape, sepals spurred at the base, petals about equal to sepals, pistils forming up to 2 1/3" long spike; solitary on a long stalk; blooms April-June
Fruit:dry seed
Leaf:all basal, linear
Habitat: moist

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Flora of North America (off site)
Myosurus lepturus (A.Gray) J.T.Howell
Myosurus lepturus (A.Gray) J.T.Howell var. filiformis (Greene) Greene ex Abrams
Myosurus minimus L. subsp. major (Greene) G.R.Campb.
Myosurus minimus L. subsp. minimus
Myosurus minimus L. var. filiformis Greene
Myosurus minimus L. var. major (Greene) K.C.Davis

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