Taxon  Report   5731    
Myosurus minimus  L.  ssp. apus  (Greene) G. R. Campb.
Little mouse tail
Myosurus minimus ssp. apus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found in Baja California and Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 3.1 (review list).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(127 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Ranunculaceae  
Genus: Myosurus
Parent: Myosurus minimus

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS

More information about  Myosurus minimus ssp. apus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

BONAP Distribution Map

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/24/2021).