Elatine minima (Nutt.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.  
Family: Elatinaceae
mud-purslane, small waterwort
[Crypta minima Nutt.]
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Elatine: ancient Greek name for some low creeping plant
Plants: floating/matting annual, 2.5" tall, aquatic forb; with shallow root tuffs
Leaves: 1/10 - 4/10" oblong-oval with no stem, usually with a slight notch at the tip
Flowers: 2-4-parted, tiny, from the leaf axils
Fruits: thin-walled capsule, usually 2 parted; seeds with separate rows of roundish pits, attached at the base, vertical
Habitat: mudflat, in water less than 7' deep; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Paul Skawinski  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Paul Skawinski  
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