Taxon  Report   5729 
Myosurus minimus  L.
Common mouse tail,  Little mouse tail, Tiny mousetail

Myosurus minimus
© 2003 Yulan Tong
Myosurus minimus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Myosurus minimus
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Genus: Myosurus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: vernal-pools [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Myosurus clavicaulis
PLANTS: Myosurus lepturus
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus ssp. major
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. apus
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. clavicaulis
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. filiformis
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. interior
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. lepturus
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. major
 More information about  Myosurus minimus
Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 01, 2015).

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