Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2847

Forb
Annual

Original distribution unclear
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it usually in disturbed areas, such as fields in floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
5 sepals
5 petals or petals absent
5-20 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Myosurus minimus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosurus minimus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-12-001:
Myosurus minimus   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mousetail


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image of Myosurus minimus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mymi2_001_lvd

        

Each elongate receptacle (mouse tail) bears one flower at its base, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

image of Myosurus minimus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mymi2_004_lvd

        

image of Myosurus minimus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_myosurus_minimus_1

April    Iredell County    NC

image of Myosurus minimus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_myosurus_minimus_2

April    Iredell County    NC

The "mouse tail" will grow up to 6cm long in fruit, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.