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Callitriche marginata

Callitriche marginata Torr.

California Water Starwort, Winged Water Starwort, Winged Water-starwort

Callitrichaceae (Water-starwort family)

Synonym(s): Callitriche sepulta

USDA Symbol: CAMA3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems creeping on ground or floating.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , OR , WA , WI
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Lakes, reservoirs, floodplain pools, streams, vernal pools.

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 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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