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Myosurus minimus


Myosurus minimus is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family known by the common name tiny mousetail<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> or just mousetail.<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> It is native to much of the Northern Hemisphere, including parts of Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America. It generally grows in moist habitat types, such as riverbanks and wet meadows. It is an annual plant forming a small tuft up to about 12 centimeters tall. The leaves are linear and narrow, sometimes threadlike, and up to 6 centimeters in length. The inflorescence produces a single flower which has an elongated, cylindrical or cone-shaped receptacle up to 4 centimeters long. At the base of the receptacle are curving, spurred sepals, five petals up to 3 millimeters long, and 10 stamens.



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