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Achyranthes japonica

Submitted by Linda Rohleder on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:17

Status:

Type: 
Terrestrial Plant
Species (Common): 
Japanese Chaff Flower
LHPRISM Notes: 

Achyranthes japonica: Japanese chaff flower

Plant Identification: 

  • Growth form: perennial herbaceous plant growing up to 2 emters tall, found in bottomland forests and along annually flooded riverbanks, field edges, and ditches
  • Leaf: ovate-elliptic leaves that are opposite, simple, and entire, slightly wavy margins. The base of the leaf is tapering and acute to acuminate
  • Flower: small flowers with no petals and are clustered tightly on the inflorescence which occur at the ends of stems
  • Fruit: elliptic utricles that are held tightly along the stem. Fruits contain a single seed

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