Sharpleaf Cancerwort (Kickxia elatine)


Kickxia Elatine, or more commonly know as Sharpleaf Cancerwort, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Kickxia. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Kickxia Elatine or Sharpleaf Cancerwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Kickxia
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Order: Scrophulariales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FACU) 3(FAC) 5(FAC) 6(FACU*) 9(UPL) 0(NI*) C(NI*)

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