Adoxa moschatellina (Moschatel) - photos and description

Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina

General: Delicate perennial plant with small green flowers in a cube-shaped flower head

Flowers: Flowers sessile, have 5 petals, we measured a flower at 5 mm diameter.

Leaves: Plants have one basal leaf on a long stalk. Basal leaves are twice-divided into 3 lobes, a leaflet measured at 3 cm long and wide. Stem leaves are opposite, ternate, stem leaf blade measured at 2 cm long and 3 cm wide.

Height: Budd's Flora lists the height to 20 cm, we measured plants to 12 cm tall.

Habitat: Habitat moist, mossy woods, boreal forest.

Abundance: Rare, this plant is listed as an S3 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken June 14th, wet woods under Ostrich ferns, boreal forest, east central Saskatchewan, about 425 km northeast of our home in Regina, SK.