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Amphianthus pusillus (Pool sprite)
Cressler, Alan

Amphianthus pusillus

Amphianthus pusillus Torr.

Pool Sprite, Snorklewort, Little Amphianthus

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: AMPU7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems up to about 1 foot long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


Native Habitat: Exposed granite outcrops in shallow, ephemeral pools.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1ST
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (AL, GA, SC)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amphianthus pusillus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amphianthus pusillus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amphianthus pusillus


Record Modified: 2023-05-17
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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