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Mazus pumilus

Mazus pumilus (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Mazaceae
Genus: Mazus
Species: Mazus pumilus

Mazus pumilus (Burm.f.) Steenis

Nova Guinea; a Journal of Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, Ethnography, Geology and Palaeontology of the Papuan Region. Leiden 9:31. 1958
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Mazus pumilus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
日本語: トキワハゼ, 常盤はぜ
한국어: 주름잎
中文: 通泉草

Mazus pumilus, commonly called Japanese mazus,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the Mazaceae family. It is native to south and east Asia, where it is found in Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.[2] It is an invasive species in North America.[1]

Its natural habitat is wet grasslands, streambanks, and trailsides.[2] It is tolerant of disturbance, and can be found in areas such as cultivated fields, sidewalk cracks, and waste ground.[2][3] It is a very common species in Japan.[4]

It is an upright annual growing to 30 cm tall. Its flowers are purple and white with yellow spots on the throat. Flowers are produced throughout the growing season.[2]

USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Mazus pumilus". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
Mazus pumilus Flora of China
Mazus pumilus (in Japanese), Okayama University Plant Ecology Laboratory
Ohwi, Jisaburo (1965). Flora of Japan. Smithsonian Institution. p. 795.

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