Myosurus minimus L.
Family: Ranunculaceae
tiny mouse's-tail
[Myosurus minimus subsp. major L.]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Myosurus: from Greek mus, "mouse," and oura, "tail," for the mousetail-like appearance of the receptacle in fruit
Plants: annual forb
Leaves: all basal, linear
Flowers: yellowish to green, 5-parted, regular shape, sepals spurred at the base, petals about equal to sepals, pistils forming up to 2 1/3" long spike; solitary on a long stalk; blooms April-June
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: moist
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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Derek Anderson  
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Kurt Stüber  
Myosurus minimus image
Robert W. Freckmann  
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