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Valerianella texana Dyal
Edwards Plateau cornsalad
USDA Symbol: VATE4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant: 1-3 dm. ta,, rather frail, pubescent on the angles.
Leaves: Hairy on the margin and upper surface, the lower spatulate, the upper ovate, sessile.
Bracts: Lanceolate, ciliate.
Inflorescence: Loosely and corymbosely cymose, corolla white.
Fruit: Yellowish, laterally compressed, less than 1 mm. long, with four lines of short capitate hairs, 2 down the dorsal side of the fertile cell and one down the ventral side of each sterile cell; fertile cell narrowly oblong, produced at apex into a prominent tooth, much narrower than the combined width of the sterile cells which have a narrow deep groove between them with a prominent nerve down the middle of the groove.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Size Notes:
Up to 6 inches. Flower:
Flowers 2-2.5 mm. long.
Yellowish. Less than 1 mm. long. Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution: Endemic
to Burnet, Gillespie and Llano County of Texas. Native Habitat:
Moist stream banks.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-10-10
Research By: TWC Staff