Myosoton aquaticum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusMyosoton
SpeciesMyosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench
Common NameGiant Chickweed, giantchickweed, Wasserdarm
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Kenton (KY), Lewis (KY), Carter (TN), Grundy (TN), Johnson (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MDKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1988 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA011769 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Carter Tennessee 16 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008622 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008627 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008625 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
31234100458536 Grundy Tennessee 03 Aug 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5509
EKY
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011772 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 01 Jul 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008624 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011771 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011767 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Carter Tennessee 04 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008768 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008626 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
MDKY00008937 Campbell Kentucky
MDKY
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011768 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011770 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 02 Oct 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
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