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Elatine chilensis
Chilean waterwort

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Habitat: Muddy shores (fresh or tidal), shallow vernal pools, and ditches.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Elatine chilensis Gay
Publication: Chilena 1: 286. [1846]. 1845.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Elatine americana (Pursh) Arn., misapplied [Abrams, Peck, HC]
Elatine triandra Schkuhr, misapplied [Abrams, Peck, HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Elatine chilensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Elatine chilensis checklist entry

OregonFlora: Elatine chilensis information

E-Flora BC: Elatine chilensis atlas page

CalPhotos: Elatine chilensis photos

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