Taxon  Report   5732 
Myosurus sessilis  S. Watson
Tiny mouse tail,  Vernal pool mousetail
Myosurus sessilis
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
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Myosurus sessilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Myosurus sessilis
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Genus: Myosurus
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Myosurus alopecuroides
PLANTS: Myosurus clavicaulis
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. apus
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. clavicaulis
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. sessiliflorus
More information about  Myosurus sessilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 30, 2017).

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