Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Penthorum sedoides L.
Penthorum: from pente for "five" and oros for "a mark," referring to order of fives of flower
sedoides: sed for "sedentary" and oides for "like"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 6"-28" tall forb, simple or branched near the top|
|Flower: ||green to white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence 3/4"-3" wide, flattish, terminal cluster (cyme) with stalked flowers seemingly from one side of the often curved, 2-4 branches; blooms July-Sept.|
|Fruit:||1/5" wide capsule|
|Leaf:||alternate, sharply toothed, lance-like to elliptical, pointed at both ends|
|Habitat: ||wet; shores, streambanks; in muddy soil|