Taxon  Report   5728    
Myosurus cupulatus  S. Watson
Arizona mousetail,  Desert mouse tail
Myosurus cupulatus
© 2005 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Myosurus cupulatus
© 2015 Sheryl Creer
Myosurus cupulatus
© 2005 Keir Morse
Myosurus cupulatus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Myosurus cupulatus
© 2006 James M. Andre
Genus: Myosurus
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Myosurus cupulatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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