Elatine triandra Schkuhr

Malpighiales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Rosanae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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This species with a wide circumboreal distribution is present in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Calabria (as an ephemeral weed also in Piedmont and Sardinia). It grows in rice fields and in temporary ponds, from sea level to approximately 300 m. It is a characteristic species of Mediterranean temporary ponds, but in Sardinia it occurs only sporadically. The genus name is that of a plant mentioned by Pliny and comes from the Greek 'elate' (fir), in reference to the similarity of the submerged leaves of some species to the needles of the fir tree; the species name derives from Greek as well and means 'with 3 stamens'. Flowering period: June to September.

Italian name(s): Elatine triandra (Italia), Pepe d'acqua a 3 stami (Italia)

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