Taxon  Report   5729    
Myosurus minimus  L.
Common mouse tail,  Little mouse tail, Tiny mousetail
Myosurus minimus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Myosurus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Ranunculus minimus
JEF: Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis
JEF + PLANTS: Myosurus lepturus
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More information about  Myosurus minimus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Dec 11, 2019).