The Tiny mousetail (Myosurus minimus)is a tender annual deciduous forb with green flowers in mid Spring. It requires medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 80 frost free days to grow successfully. It has low drought tolerance.
Myosurus minimus grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.2 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.
This is a semi-erect plant and has a single crown growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.1m / 3.9in.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Fruit and seed
There is a low fruit/seed abundance beginning in Spring and ending in Summer.
Propagation techniques include seed.52°C / 125.6F to 0.1m / 3.9in
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|Specific epithet ?||minimus|
|Tiny mousetail (United States)|
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