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Stillingia aquatica (Water toothleaf)
Cressler, Alan

Stillingia aquatica

Stillingia aquatica Chapm.

Water Toothleaf, Corkwood

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


USDA Symbol: STAQ2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Breeding System: Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , FL , GA , SC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Soil Moisture: Wet
Conditions Comments: Grows in wet depressions in pine barrens.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-12
Research By: JAM

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