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Mecardonia procumbens (Miller) Small. Baby Jump-up. Phen: (Mar-) Jun-Sep (-Feb). Hab: Ponds, streams, ditches, moist shores. Dist: FL, AL, MS, AR, TX, NM, and AZ south. Reported for MS (Philley 2020). Discovered in GA (Camden County; R. Carter & R. Mears, pers.comm., 2023).

ID notes:Often mistaken for a yellow-flowered Gratiola.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Fl6, FNA17, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, WH3; = n/a – RAB; = Pagesia procumbens (Mill.) Pennell – Pennell (1935); > Mecardonia procumbens (Mill.) Small – S; > Mecardonia tenuis Small – S; ? Mecardonia vandelliodes (Kunth) Pennell – GW2, misspelled; ? Mecardonia vandellioides (Kunth) Pennell – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
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