Myriophyllum tenellum Bigelow
Family: Haloragaceae
dwarf water-milfoil, slender water-milfoil
Myriophyllum tenellum image
Paul Skawinski  
Etymology: Myriophyllum: from Greek myrios, "numberless," and phyllon, "leaf," alluding to the many divisions of the submerged leaves of these aquatic plants
Plants: perennial, 1"-7" tall aquatic, in a dense cluster of thin, toothpick-like, unbranched stems; from buried rhizomes
Leaves: small scale or bump
Flowers: pale, 4-parted, small; flowers from stem tips that rise above the water surface
Fruits: nut-like
Habitat: water to 5' deep; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native