Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Callitriche heterophylla Pursh
(Greater Water Starwort)

Family: Plantaginaceae, formerly Callitrichaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms: None

Callitriche heterophylla is a middle to upper elevation aquatic plant notable for the different shapes of the leaves, depending on whether they are submerged or floating. The submerged leaves are linear. The floating leaves are oval to fan shaped.
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Callitriche heterophylla, photo Russ Kleinman & Danielle Walkup, West Fork of the Gila River at the Gila Cliff Dwellings, July 9, 2008

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