Mitreola petiolata (Walter ex J.F. Gmel.) Torr. & A. Gray
CC = 10
CW = -3
MOC = 3
SRank = S1
Family - Loganiaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
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.