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|Family: Scrophulariaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Limosella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Limosella australis R. Br.
Habit: Tufted. Leaf: 1--3 cm, awl-like, cylindric, obtuse; stipules 0 or tapered; petiole 0. Inflorescence: pedicels < leaves, curved in fruit. Flower: calyx lobes <= tube; corolla +- 3 mm, lobes rounded, white to lavender-blue; stamens attached at 1 level; style > ovary, +- 1 mm, head-like, straight to +- curved, +- terminal. Fruit: spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Muddy or sandy intertidal flats, brackish water; Elevation: < 10 m. Bioregional Distribution: Deltaic GV (near Antioch), CCo (Abbott's Lagoon, Marin Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to eastern coast North America. Flowering Time: Apr Note: Poorly known in western North America, seeds possibly brought in with ship ballast.
Synonyms: Limosella subulata E. Ives
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Limosella aquatica
Next taxon: Myoporum
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Limosella australis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=31029, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.