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Callitriche terrestris

Callitriche terrestris Raf.

Terrestrial Water-starwort

Callitrichaceae (Water-Starwort Family)

Synonym(s): Callitriche austinii, Callitriche deflexa, Callitriche deflexa var. austinii, Callitriche deflexa var. subsessilis

USDA Symbol: CATE19

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems creeping on ground or floating.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: NB

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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