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PlantFiles: Baby Tears, Shade Mudflower
Micranthemum umbrosum

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Micranthemum (mik-KRAN-thee-mum) (Info)
Species: umbrosum (um-BRO-sum) (Info)

Synonym:Globifera umbrosa
Synonym:Hemianthus callitrichoides

Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Aug 12, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This little plant is called SHADE MUDFLOWER. It is frequently found along the margins of lakes, swamps & ponds in north and central Florida. It has small, roundish, opposite leaves and tiny flowers less than 2mm long. It is enjoyed by people who specialize in aquatic gardens for its fresh green color.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brady, Washington



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