E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Subularia aquatica L.
Water Awlwort (awlwort; Sheathing Pondweed; waterawlwort)
Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

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SUBTAXA PRESENT IN BC
Subularia aquatica ssp. americana

Species Information

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General:
Annual herb from a fibrous root; stems erect, 1-10 cm tall, glabrous.
Leaves:
Basal leaves erect, linear and awl-like, 1-5 cm long, about 1 mm wide, entire; stem leaves similar, few, reduced.
Flowers:
Inflorescences racemose, open; flower stalks 1-2 mm long, ascending to erect; petals white, 0.2-1 mm long; sepals green, 0.5-0.8 mm long, erect, glabrous.
Fruits:
Silicles, narrowly elliptic to broadly egg-shaped, 2-3 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, inflated, glabrous; beaks obsolete; seeds oblong, about 1 mm long, wingless.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Wet, usually shallow water along streams, shorelines and shallow ponds in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; infrequent in S BC; N to AK, YT and NT, E to NF and S to WY and CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Subularia aquatica

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

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Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres)
Slope Gradient (%)
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
0
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
3
Modal BEC Zone Class
CWH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CWH(3)

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