Myosurus minimus L. - Mousetail
Family - Ranunculaceae
Basal leaves in the winter.
Flowering - February - May.
Habitat - Waste ground, low fields, disturbed sites, open ground.
Origin - Native to North America and Eurasia.
Other information - This little species can be found in the northern 1/4 of the state. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its linear basal leaves and long inflorescences. The plant, however, is easy to overlook becasue of its very small size.
Photographs taken at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area, Callaway County, MO., 4-13-04 and 4-17-04.