Limnanthaceae
Floerkea proserpinacoides

False Mermaid

Stems decumbent to erect, sometimes branched. Leaves few, pinnately divided into 3–5 linear leaflets. Flowers solitary, tiny, with 3 oval white or purplish petals much shorter than the 3 lance-shaped sepals, 3–6 stamens. Grows in wet, rocky or mossy, partially shaded places in conifer forests or sagebrush at mid-elevations. Can form large patches in small streams, ditches.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 1/3--2 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Wallowas, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes