Hippuris


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Hippuris

 

a genus of aquatic perennial herbs of the family Hip- puridaceae. The flowers, which grow singly in the leaf axils, are small, plain, and apetalous. There is one stamen and one filamentous style. The genus includes three or four species, which occur in Europe, Asia, America, and Australia. Two or three species are found in the USSR. The most common one, H. vulgaris, grows in slowly flowing and stagnant waters, on muddy shores, and in certain types of swamps. The plant is eaten by deer and aquatic birds. H. Tetraphylla grows in the arctic zone—in the northeastern European USSR, in Eastern Siberia, and in the Far East.

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Saltery Lake, shallow water: Carex aquatilis, 91.9%; Sphagnum spp., 3.4%; Hippuris vulgaris, 1.5%; Plagiomnium insigne, 1.1%.
Saline 6 Ranunculus 100 0.001 marsh aquatilis Arctophila 94.3 0.001 fulva Hippuris 66.7 0.001 vulgaris 7.
It includes remains of several shrubs, graminoids, and forbs, including first occurrences of Najas flexilis, Hippuris vulgaris, and Shepherdia canadensis.
First, the higher the proportion of studied polyploids in family, the higher the overestimation - extremely so in a family in which the only species known or available is polyploid (e.g., Adoxa, Hippuris, in Escalloniaceae Brexia).
Lousewort Pedicularis lanata Mare's tail Hippuris vulgaris Purple rattle Pedicularis sudetica Crow foot Ranunculus spp.
By mid-July, most pools contain an abundance of aquatic plants (e.g., bur-reed, Sparganium hyperboreum, and mare's tail, Hippuris vulgaris).