Mitreola petiolata (J.F. Gmel.) T.&G.

Mitreola petiolata plant

Family - Loganiaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

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Mitreola petiolata leaves

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Mitreola petiolata inflorescenceInflorescence.

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Mitreola petiolata flowers

Mitreola petiolata fruitsDeveloping fruits.

Flowering - June - November.

Habitat - Swamps and wet shores of ponds, streams, and ditches.

Origin - Native to the U.S. and Central America.

Other info. - This small plant is rare in Missouri and reaches the northwest corner of its geographical range in the boot-heel of the state. The plant is very easy to ID in the field because of its spreading inflorescences, tiny white flowers, and 2-carpellate fruits. It is much more prevalent in states to the southeast of Missouri.

Photographs taken in Gainesville, FL., 6-22-02, and off Pringle Road in the Croatan National Forest, NC., 7-18-02.