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|Family: Elatinaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Elatine||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Elatine californica A. Gray
Stem: decumbent to erect, 1--5 cm. Leaf: oblong, tapered to base; petiole +- 1/2 blade. Inflorescence: flowers 1 per node. Flower: sepals 4, fused in basal +- 1/3, separating in fruit; petals 4, >, wider than sepals; stamens 8. Fruit: chambers 4; pedicel recurved, 2--3 × fruit. Seed: oblong to elliptic, curved 90--180°; pits +- 15 per row, as wide as or wider than long.
Ecology: Pools, ponds, rice fields, streambanks; Elevation: 50--1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoRH (Snow Mtn), GV, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Gordon C. Tucker & Evanielis U. Grissom
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Elatine brachysperma
Next taxon: Elatine chilensis
Citation for this treatment: Gordon C. Tucker & Evanielis U. Grissom 2016. Elatine californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=23919, accessed on July 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 29, 2016.