Toothcup

Rotala ramosior

Status

Endangered

Description

Toothcup is a smooth, upright plant that usually grows from 5 cm to 15 cm tall. Its leaves are oblong and 1 cm to 5 cm long. Groups of pinkish or white flowers can be found on this plant and the plant produces numerous small seeds.

Habitat

Toothcup grows on fine textured soils on flats alongside ponds that dry into the autumn. The vegetation in these sites is lowgrowing and often sparse, and consists of a variety of herbs including species of spike-rush, awned cyperus and rayless alkali aster.

Threats

Habitat destruction
Invasive plants
Livestock and recreational use

You Can Help!

Keep the area free of invasive weeds
Avoid trampling or driving over the plant and the surrounding habitat
Learn more about this plant and its biology
If you have livestock, install protective fencing around the plants

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