Gratiola virginiana L.

Roundfruit Hedgehyssop

Gratiola virginiana plant

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Gratiola virginiana stem

Leaves - No info. yet.

Gratiola virginiana leaves

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Gratiola virginiana calyx

Gratiola virginiana flower

Gratiola virginiana fruitFruit.

Flowering - April - October.

Habitat - Ponds, sloughs, ditches.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This small aquatic species can be found in the eastern and southern portions of Missouri. It can be identified by its habitat, opposite leaves, short to absent pedicels, and globose fruits.

Photographs taken at Davis Ferry, Monroe County, AL., 3-25-06.