Myosurus cupulatus S. Wats.  
Family: Ranunculaceae
Arizona mousetail,  more...
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Russ Kleinman, Carolyn Dodson & Barbara Weintraub  
Herbs , 3.3-16 cm. Leaf blades linear or very narrowly oblanceolate, 1.8-9.5 cm. Inflorescences: scapes 2.2-12 cm. Flowers: sepals faintly 3-veined, scarious margins narrow or absent; petal claw 1-3 times as long as blade. Heads of achenes 13-42 × 2-3 mm, long-exserted from leaves. Achenes: outer face orbiculate or sometimes square, 0.8-1.2 × 0.6-1 mm, 0.8-1.2 times as high as wide, bordered by prominent ridge; beak 0.6-1.2 mm, 0.6-1.2 times as long as body of achene body, weakly divergent from outer face of achene, heads of achenes thus roughened by projecting achene beaks. 2 n =16. Flowering late winter-spring (Mar-May). Dry hillsides or canyon bottoms in shrubland; 350-1800 m; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah; Mexico (Baja California and Sonora). The Navaho-Ramah used Myosurus cupulatus medicinally both externally and internally as an aid for ant bites or swallowing an ant (D.E. Moerman 1986).

Myosurus cupulatus image
Russ Kleinman, Carolyn Dodson & Barbara Weintraub  
Myosurus cupulatus image
Patrick Alexander  
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Sue Carnahan  
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Myosurus cupulatus image
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Myosurus cupulatus image
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Dustin Wolkis  
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Dustin Wolkis  
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Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
Myosurus cupulatus image
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Myosurus cupulatus image
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Julia Fonseca  
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