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
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
Myosurus sessilis
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Myosurus sessilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Myosurus sessilis
© 2015 Julia King
Genus: Myosurus
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Myosurus alopecuroides
PLANTS: Myosurus clavicaulis
PLANTS: Myosurus minimus var. apus
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More information about  Myosurus sessilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).