Taxon  Report   5727 
Myosurus apetalus  C. Gay
Bristly mousetail,  Mouse tail
Myosurus apetalus
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Myosurus apetalus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Myosurus apetalus
© 2003 Steve Matson
Myosurus apetalus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Myosurus apetalus
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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