Mitreola sessilifolia

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Common name: swamp hornpod [1], small-leaved miterwort [2]

Mitreola sessilifolia
Mitreola sessilifolia SEF.jpg
Photo from the Southeastern Flora Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Gentianales
Family: Loganiaceae
Genus: Mitreola
Species: M. sessilifolia
Binomial name
Mitreola sessilifolia
J.F. Gmelin
Natural range of Mitreola sessilifolia from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Cynoctonum sessilifolium J.F. Gmelin

Varieties: none


M sessilifolia is an annual forb/herb of the Loganiaceae family native to North America. [1]


M. sessilifolia is found along the southeastern coast of the United States from New Mexico to Virginia. [1]



M. sessilifolia is found in wet savannas, pocosins, ditches, and margins of limesink depressions (dolines). [2] Specimens have been collected from moist loamy sand, wet ditches, oak woods, pine flatwoods, border of swampy woodland, longleaf pine wiregrass, savanna, sandy peat of slash pine, floodplain marsh, shore of sinkhole pond, wet pineland, frequently burned hillside of seepage bogs, pine-gum woodland, and along streams.[3]


M. sessilifloria has been observed flowering in June, July, and September. [4]

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R.A> Norris, R.F. Doren, R.K. Godfrey, R. Komarek, Cecil Slaughter, S.W. Leonard, R.E. Perdue, R. Kral, Victoria Sullivan, Richard Houk, Robert J. Lamaire, George R. Cooley, Carroll E. Wood Jr., Kenneth A. Wilson, Leonard J. Brass, Steve Orzell, Edwin L. Bridges, James D. Ray, Sidney McDaniel, S.B. Jones, A.B. Seymour, D.S. Correll, E. C. Ogden, H.K. Svenson, A.E. Radford, P. Sheridan, Jeffery M. Kane, William Platt. States and counties: Florida (Liberty, Leon, Franklin, Santa Rosa, Flagler, Monroe, Jefferson, Levy, Brevard, Okaloosa, Orange, Bay, Palm Beach, St. Johns, Okeechobee, Indian River, Citrus, Calhoun, COllier, Gulf, Walton, Okaloosa, Martin, Lee, Nassau, Holmes) Georgia (Thomas, Grady, Berrien, Tattnall, Baker, Colquitt) Alabama (Mobile, Washington, Monroe) Mississippi (Lamar, Greene, Jackson, George) North Carolina (Onslow) South Carolina (Williamsburg) Texas (Jasper, Hardin)
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 24 MAY 2018