familyMazaceae
genusMazus

Mazus miquelii

Makino

Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 16: 162. 1902

Common names: Creeping or Miquel's mazus
Introduced
Basionyms: Vandellia japonica Miquel Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 2: 118. 1865
Synonyms: M. reptans N. E. Brown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 364.
Perennials, 5–35 cm; stolons present. Stems prostrate, rooting adventitiously, branched near base, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 0 mm; basal leaves: blade oblanceolate, 10–40 × 3–15 mm, faces glabrous; cauline leaves: blade obovate to spatulate, 8–30 × 4–12 mm, base long-cuneate, faces glabrous. Racemes scapose or terminating stolons, 5–15 cm. Pedicels 2–10 mm, glabrous; bracteoles narrowly triangular, 1.5–2 mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx 4.5–7 mm, glabrous, tube 2.5–4 mm, lobes 2.5–4 mm; corolla 13–22 mm, tube 6–7.5 mm, abaxial lobes 7–13 mm, adaxial 6–8 mm. Capsules 3.5–5 × 3–3.5 mm. Seeds 0.4–0.6 × 0.3–0.4 mm. 2n = 20 (Asia).

Phenology: Flowering spring–late summer.
Habitat: Lawns, shady, moist areas.
Elevation: 10–500 m.

Distribution

Del., La., Md., Mich., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va., e Asia, introduced also in Europe, Australia.

Discussion

Mazus miquelii is often sold as M. reptans in the horticulture trade. Corollas of cultivated forms are sometimes solid white except for yellow spots in the throat; these may escape in the flora area.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Mazus miquelii"
AuthorBrian R. Keener +
AuthorityMakino +
BasionymsVandellia japonica +
Common nameCreeping or Miquel's mazus +
DistributionDel. +, La. +, Md. +, Mich. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +, W.Va. +, e Asia +, introduced also in Europe + and Australia. +
Elevation10–500 m. +
HabitatLawns, shady, moist areas. +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering spring–late summer. +
Publication titleBot. Mag. (Tokyo) +
Publication year1902 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V17/V17 1260.xml +
Special statusIntroduced +
SynonymsM. reptans +
Taxon familyMazaceae +
Taxon nameMazus miquelii +
Taxon parentMazus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 17 +