Samolus ebracteatus


in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 2(fol.): plate 129. 1817.


2(fol.): 181.


2(qto.): 223. 1818 ,.

Common names: Limewater brookweed
Synonyms: Samodia ebracteata (Kunth) Bauda Samolus alyssoides A. Heller Samolus cuneatus Small Samolus ebracteatus subsp. alyssoides (A. Heller) R. Knuth Samolus ebracteatus subsp. cuneatus (Small) R. Knuth Samolus ebracteatus var. cuneatus (Small) Henrickson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 255.

Plants bright-green or glaucous, not stoloniferous, 1.5–6 dm. Stems erect or ascending. Leaves usually crowded near plant base, sessile or petiolate; blade spatulate, 2.5–16 cm, base decurrent, attenuate to cuneate, apex rounded to obtuse, sometimes apiculate. Inflorescences terminal, racemose, pedunculate; peduncle 5–10 cm, frequently longer than stem. Pedicels ascending, ebracteate, 1.5–20 mm, glabrous or stipitate-glandular. Flowers: calyx 2–3 mm, lobes triangular-ovate to triangular-lanceolate, equaling or longer than tube, apex acute, glandular at least near base; corolla pink or whitish, 3–7.5 mm, lobes suborbiculate to broadly cuneate, shorter than tube, base with glandular tuft, apex rounded to truncate, often noticeably erose; staminodes absent. Capsules 3–4 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Moist to wet sites, dunes, coastal strands, salt marshes
Elevation: 0-1200 m


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Fla., Kans., La., Nev., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America.


J. Henrickson (1983) proposed five varieties of Samolus ebracteatus based on flower size and nature of the pedicel glands. He indicated that these merely represented the extremes of diversity found in this taxon, with much overlap in expressions of the characters, especially north of Mexico.

Lower Taxa

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Anita F. Cholewa +
Limewater brookweed +
Fla. +, Kans. +, La. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +  and Central America. +
0-1200 m +
Moist to wet sites, dunes, coastal strands, salt marshes +
Flowering spring–fall. +
in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. +
henrickson1983a +
Samodia ebracteata +, Samolus alyssoides +, Samolus cuneatus +, Samolus ebracteatus subsp. alyssoides +, Samolus ebracteatus subsp. cuneatus +  and Samolus ebracteatus var. cuneatus +
Samolus ebracteatus +
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