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Dwarf Burhead (Echinodorus tenellus)

  • Global Rank: G5 - Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Alismataceae
  • State: AL, AR, CT, CT, DE, FL, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OK, SC, TX, VA
  • Nature Serve ID: 136790
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/18/2022

This species was previously inducted into the National Collection as Echinodorus parvulus. However, this rare taxon was lumped into the more widely distributed E. tenellus, however, it has not been deaccessioned from the National Collection in recognition of the sponsorship granted to Chicago Botanic Garden.

Where is Dwarf Burhead (Echinodorus tenellus) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Dwarf Burhead can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia

Which CPC Partners conserve Dwarf Burhead (Echinodorus tenellus)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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Taxon Echinodorus tenellus
Authority (Mart. ex Schult. f.) Buchenau
Family Alismataceae
CPC Number 449681
Duration Perennial
Common Names Mudbabies | Dwarf Burhead
Associated Scientific Names Echinodorus parvulus | Echinodorus tenellus | Helanthium tenellum
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama SNR
Arkansas SNR
Connecticut S1
Connecticut S1
Delaware SX
Florida SNR
Florida SNR
Georgia S2
Illinois S1
Indiana SX
Kansas S1
Kentucky S1
Louisiana SH
Massachusetts SH
Michigan S1
Mississippi S1S2
Missouri S1
New Hampshire SU
New Jersey SNR
New York SX
North Carolina S1
Oklahoma SH
South Carolina S2
Texas SNR
Virginia S1
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