Limosella aquatica

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Limosella aquatica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Limosella
Species: L. aquatica
Binomial name
Limosella aquatica
L.
Habitus

Limosella aquatica is a widespread species of flowering plant in the figwort family known by the common name water mudwort. It is native to much of the temperate world, where it grows in many types of wet habitat. It is semiaquatic, growing in moist land habitat such as meadows, in mud and wet sand next to water, and partly submersed or floating in the water. It is a fleshy annual herb forming low tufts in muddy substrate. The leaf is made up of a petiole up to 30 centimeters long but usually quite a bit shorter, tipped with a flat spoon-shaped blade up to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is an erect stalk bearing one tiny white to pink- or blue-tinted flower about 2 millimeters wide. The fruit is a capsule up to 5 millimeters wide containing many tiny seeds.

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