Myosurus minimus
(Tiny Mousetail)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Tiny Mousetail, Mousetail
    Synonyms: Myosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus
      Lifespan: Annual
      Zones: N/A
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: March - June
      Status: Native

    Myosurus minimus, or Tiny Mousetail, is native to the entire continental United States, but is considered adventive in some of New England and the Great Lakes. It is a very small annual that grows in swamps, wet meadows and fields, streambanks, pond margins and vernal pools. It blooms from early to late spring, with small green yellow flowers.

    This plant looks similar to some other members of the genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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