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Callitriche hermaphroditica

Callitriche hermaphroditica L.

Northern Water-starwort

Callitrichaceae (Water-Starwort Family)

Synonym(s): Callitriche autumnalis

USDA Symbol: CAHE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems creeping or floating, up to about 16 inches long.
Leaf: Green.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AK , AL , AZ , CA , CO , CT , ID , IL , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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