Rotala mexicana

Rotala mexicana

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FAMILY

Lythraceae

Species

Rotala mexicana

Common name

Nil

Flower colour; life form

Green; herb

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small annual herb is typically found growing in damp ground or even shallow water. Leaves are in whorls of 3-8, sessile, ovate to ovate-elliptical, up to 6 mm long. Submerged leaves may be much longer. Flowers in a spike, greenish, petals are absent, stamens are inserted on the floral tube. Fruit is a capsule.