Subularia aquatica L.
FamilyCruciferae — APG family: Brassicaceae
Common nameawlwort
DescriptionSmall aquatic or littoral plant lacking stem; leaves subulate; scape bractless; flowers very small, petals white; silicles globular to ovate or obovate; flowers in submerged plants cleistogamous.
EcologyAlong shores and streams, often submerged. Described from Europe.
The American plant, which has been distinguished as subsp. americana Mulligan & Calder, has persistent sepals and oblong silicles; the distinction is obscure within the area of interest, and some specimens from western Alaska are identical to the Eurasiatic plant.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.