Myosoton aquaticum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusMyosoton
Species:Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench
Common NameGiant Chickweed; Water Chickweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Free Central; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
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), Hawkins (TN), Johnson (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1988 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA011772 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
ETSU034567 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011769 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
ETSU026721 Hawkins Tennessee 07 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19877
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
ETSU009903 Washington Tennessee 04 Apr 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008768 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008625 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011771 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008622 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008624 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
MDKY00008937 Campbell Kentucky
MDKY
Myosoton aquaticum
BEREA011767 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Johnson Tennessee 01 Jul 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
ETSU032650 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Carter Tennessee 16 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Carter Tennessee 04 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008627 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 07 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
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
31234100458536 Grundy Tennessee 03 Aug 1988 Ronald L. Jones
5509
EKY
Myosoton aquaticum
31973000008626 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Myosoton aquaticum
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