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Illustration: USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 162.
What is Stalkless Yellowcress?
- Edges serrated
- Yellowish sepals
- Few petals, mostly absent
- Many seeded
- About 0.02 inches long
- 0.5-1.5 feet tall
Where Does it Grow?
Stalkless yellowcress can be found on wetlands, riverbanks, and along the edges of streams.
Pros and Cons of Stalkless Yellowcress
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.