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Subularia Sturm30.jpg
Illustration of Subularia aquatica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Subularia
L. (1753)
Type species
S. aquatica[1]

Subularia aquatica L.[1]
Subularia monticola A.Br. ex Schweinf.[2]
Subularia texana B.L. Rob.[3]


Consana Adanson

Subularia is a genus in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. Subularia species are annual herbs that grow in moist or even flooded soils. There are only two species of the genus: Subularia aquatica, which is widespread in North America and Europe; and Subularia monticola, from Africa mountains.[4] Awlwort is a common name for plants in this genus.[5]


Stems and leaves
Hairless, with fleshy leaves all growing from the base of the stem, arranged in little roselike clusters. Individual leaves are fleshy, very narrow and with an evenly continuous edge.
Few flowered in elongated clusters of flowers along the main stem in which the flowers at the base open first. Sepals ascending to erect, white petals, spatulate to oblong, not clearly clawed and sometimes lacking.
Narrow elongated seed capsule which is peculiar to the family Brassicaceae.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Subularia". Index Nominum Genericorum. International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 1996-02-09. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Subularia L.". African Plants Database. South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and Tela Botanica. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  3. ^ Tropicos. "Subularia texana B.L. Rob.". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  4. ^ a b K. Kubitzki; K.U. Kramer; P.S. Green; J. G. Rohwer; V. Bittrich; H. Huber; J. W. Kadereit; C. Jeffrey. "Cruciferae". The families and genera of vascular plants. Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 3-540-42873-9. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Subularia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

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