water pimpernel, brook weed, water rose
Could be confused with
Species commonly cultivated
Samolus valerandi L. (cosmopolitan)
information not available
not considered weedy
Annual or perennial. Stem typically compact. Leaves usually in a basal rosette, alternate, sessile or short-petiolate, ovate to obovate, venation pinnate; base attenuate; margin entire. Inflorescence a simple or branching raceme. Flowers pedicellate; sepals 5; petals 5, white, fused basally. Dispersal by seed.
shallow, still waters or wet ground in littoral zone of swamps, lakes, and rivers
Samolus consists of approximately 16 species worldwide. Samolus parviflorus Raf. and S. floribundus Kunth. are considered by some authors as synonyms of S. valerandi.