[Mouse-tails of the Columbia River Gorge]

Common Mouse-tail, Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Small Mousetail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail

Myosurus minimus

Synonyms: Myosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformus, Myosurus minimus ssp. apus, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. apus, Myosurus minimus var. clavicaulis, Myosurus minimus var. filiformus, Myosurus minimus var. interior, Myosurus minimus var. lepturus, Myosurus minimus var. major

Scape of Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major)

Inflorescence of least mouse-tail: Myosaurus minimus ?

Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major)

Least mouse-tail: Myosaurus minimus ?

Close-up of the head of achenes of Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major) - Head of achenes of Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major) - Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major) - Head of achenes of Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major)

Close-ups of the flowers (achenes beginning to mature) of least mousetail as seen in shallow, vernal pools that have begun to dry up along Swale Creek, Upper Swale Canyon, Klickitat County..............April 23, 2010.

Inflorescence of Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major) - Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major) - Inflorescence of Least Mousetail, Least Mouse-tail, Tiny Mousetail, Tiny Mouse-tail, Common Mouse-tail: Myosurus minimus (Synonyms: Mosurus clavicaulis, Myosurus lepturus, Myosurus lepturus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus ssp. major, Myosurus minimus ssp minimus, Myosurus minimus var. filiformis, Myosurus minimus var. major)

Close-ups of least mousetail as seen in shallow, vernal pools that have begun to dry up along Swale Creek, Upper Swale Canyon, Klickitat County..............May 8, 2010.

Paul Slichter