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|Family: Scrophulariaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Limosella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Limosella aquatica L.
Habit: Tufted. Leaf: petiole 3--10(30) cm; blade 5--30 mm, flat, spoon-shaped to ovate; stipules 0 or sheathing leaf base, transparent. Inflorescence: pedicels << petioles, spreading in fruit. Flower: calyx lobes 2 × tube; corolla +- 2 mm, white to +- pink, outside occasionally blue, lobes acute; stamens attached at different levels; style 0.2--0.4 mm, stout, +- curved, stigma +- 2-lobed. Fruit: 3--5 mm, elliptic to spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Wet, muddy, periodically flooded places, fresh water; Elevation: < 3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, SNH, CCo, SnFrB, SnBr, PR, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, eastern North America; Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Limosella acaulis
Next taxon: Limosella australis
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Limosella aquatica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31028, accessed on October 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 01, 2016.