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Echinodorus tenellus (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Buchenau

General Information
Symbol: ECTE2
Group: Monocot
Family: Alismataceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
PR   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 95. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
ECPA6 Echinodorus parvulus Engelm.
ECTEL Echinodorus tenellus (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Buchenau var. latifolius (Seub.) Fassett
ECTEP Echinodorus tenellus (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Buchenau var. parvulus (Engelm.) Fassett
HETE Helanthium tenellum (Mart. ex Roem. & Schult.) Britton
HEPA21 Helianthium parvulum (Engelm.) Britton
HETE13 Helianthium tenellum (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Britton


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Alismataceae – Water-plantain family
Genus Echinodorus Rich. ex Engelm. – burhead
Species Echinodorus tenellus (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Buchenau – mudbabies

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Echinodorus tenellus var. parvulus
small burhead
Echinodorus parvulus
little bur-head
Echinodorus parvulus
dwarf burhead
dwarf burhead

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


HETE  Helanthium tenellum (Mart. ex Roem. & Schult.) Britton

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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