False Mermaidweed (Floerkea proserpinacoides)

  • False Mermaidweed (Floerkea Proserpinacoides)
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  • False Mermaidweed (Floerkea Proserpinacoides)
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Floerkea Proserpinacoides, or more commonly know as False Mermaidweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Floerkea. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Floerkea Proserpinacoides or False Mermaidweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Floerkea
  • Family: Limnanthaceae
  • Order: Geraniales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (E) IA (E) MN (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (false mermaid-weed) IA (false mermaid) MN (false mermaid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FACW-) 3(FAC+) 4(NI) 8(OBL) 9(FACW*) 0(OBL*)