Bergia texana

(Hooker) Seubert in W. G. Walpers
Repert. Bot. Syst. 1: 285. 1842.
Common names: Texas water-fire
Illustrated
Basionym: Merimea texana Hooker Icon. Pl. 3: plate 278. 1840
Synonyms: Elatine texana (Hooker) Torrey & A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 349.

Herbs, (5–)10–30(–40) cm, often branched from base. Leaves: stipules 2-fid, 1–3 mm, lobes lanceolate, margins laciniate-denticulate; petiole 1–3 mm; blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 1–3 cm × 3–10 mm, base attenuate, apex acute or acuminate, surfaces glandular-puberulent or adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences (1–)3–5-flowered. Pedicels ± erect, (0.5–)3–8 mm, slender, glandular. Flowers: sepals greenish white, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 2–3.5 mm; petals white (sometimes reddish distally), obovate or elliptic, 2.5 mm. Capsules ovoid to nearly globose, 2–2.5(–3) mm wide. Seeds oblong, 0.4–0.6 mm; pits in 8–9 rows, 15 per row.


Phenology: Flowering summer(–early fall).
Habitat: Muddy or sandy shores and flats, emergent shorelines of rivers, lakes, playas, pools, ditches, ponds.
Elevation: 0–1600 m.

Distribution

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Ark., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Ill., Kans., La., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., Okla., Oreg., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wash., Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas).

Discussion

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... more about "Bergia texana"
Gordon C. Tucker +
(Hooker) Seubert in W. G. Walpers +
Merimea texana +
Texas water-fire +
Ark. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Kans. +, La. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wash. +, Mexico (Baja California +, Baja California Sur +, Nuevo León +, Sinaloa +, Sonora +  and Tamaulipas). +
0–1600 m. +
Muddy or sandy shores and flats, emergent shorelines of rivers, lakes, playas, pools, ditches, ponds. +
Flowering summer(–early fall). +
Repert. Bot. Syst. +
Illustrated +
Elatine texana +
Bergia texana +
species +