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Ammannia robusta

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About Grand Redstem (Ammannia robusta) Ammannia robusta is a species of flowering plant in the loosestrife family known by the common name grand redstem. It is widespread across much of North America (from British Columbia and Ontario to Guatemala) with additional populations in southeastern Brazil. Ammannia robusta grows in moist places, such as ditches and pond margins. It is an annual herb reaching up to 100 cm in height when growing erect. The leaves are up to 8 cm (3 inches) long and linear to lance-shaped. The leaves and stem are green to red. The inflorescences are clusters of up to five flowers in the leaf axils. The flowers are urn-shaped with light lavender petals about 5 mm long and protruding stamens with yellow anthers. The fruit is a spherical capsule about 5 mm wide containing several tiny seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
3.3 ft (1 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Green, Lavender, Red

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-6' - 1514'

Annual Precip. ?
3.3" - 39.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 1.23"

Coldest Month ?
42.1° F - 61.4° F

Hottest Month ?
69.0° F - 88.8° F

Humidity ?
1.28 vpd - 42.79 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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