Calflora
Taxon  Report   11444    
Callitriche palustris  L.
Vernal water-starwort
Callitriche palustris
© 2015 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Callitriche palustris
© 2015 Steve Matson
Callitriche palustris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Callitriche palustris
© 2015 Steve Matson
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Callitriche
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Callitriche palustris var. verna
ICPN + PLANTS: Callitriche verna
More information about  Callitriche palustris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAPA52)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).