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Other Water PlantElatine gratioloides

Waterwort at Brindabella National Park

4 images

Elatine gratioloides at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019
Elatine gratioloides at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019
Elatine gratioloides at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019
Elatine gratioloides at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019

Identification history

Other Water Plant Elatine gratioloides 25 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Water Plant Elatine gratioloides 25 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower Callitriche sp. 12 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Other Wildflower Callitriche sp. 11 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower Callitriche stagnalis 11 Feb 2019 KenT

Author's notes

Very small plants growing in mud and water. Possibly a male flower in bottom left of third image. Pinkish structures perhaps buds or fruits. Suggestion is only a possibility but I'm far from confident.

3 comments

   11 Feb 2019
I am happy with Callitriche. The ACT Plant Census (2017) states that sonderi was formerly present, and does not mention stagnalis. However, I have noted in my fact sheets that mature seed cases are needed to ID to species level.
RWPurdie wrote:
   25 Feb 2019
The plant is Elatine gratioloides. I recently collected it in one of the dams in Mulligan's Flat; the flowers are tiny, have three pinkish petals and a flattish fruit (there's one just out of focus in photo 4).
KenT wrote:
   25 Feb 2019
Thanks Rosemary, I had wondered what was going on at the edges of the leaves when I looked at the images - it appears the leaves of Elatine gratioloides have glands on the margins, Callitriche seems not to.

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Nearby Sightings

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Tortitaenia sp. (TBC) at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019 Mordellidae sp. (family) at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019 Achillea millefolium at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019 Lomandra longifolia at Brindabella National Park - 27 Nov 2014 Pimelea curviflora var. acuta at Brindabella National Park - 27 Nov 2014 Coprosma hirtella at Brindabella National Park - 27 Nov 2014
Tortitaenia sp. (TBC) at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019
Mordellidae sp. (family) at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019
Achillea millefolium at Brindabella National Park - 7 Feb 2019
Lomandra longifolia at Brindabella National Park - 27 Nov 2014
Pimelea curviflora var. acuta at Brindabella National Park - 27 Nov 2014
Coprosma hirtella at Brindabella National Park - 27 Nov 2014

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 7 Feb 2019 12:11 PM Recorded on
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