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Hippuris montana

Hippuris montana Ledeb.

Mountain Mare's Tail, Mountain Mare's-tail

Hippuridaceae (Mare's-tail family)


USDA Symbol: HIMO2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Stems up to about 4 inches tall, usually partially submerged. May be hidden in moss carpets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Canada: AB , BC , NT , YT
Native Habitat: Shallow streams, stream banks, bogs, seeps, upper montane and alpine zones.

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


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

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