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Page 136 ï~~136 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST Vol. 41 NOTEWORTHY COLLECTION MICHIGAN Subularia aquatica L. (Brassicaceae). Water Awlwort. Previous Knowledge: Subularia aquatica is an aquatic member of the mustard family that occurs in eastern Asia, Europe, and the northern part of North America (Voss 1985). According to Crow & Hellquist (2000), the North American taxon of S. aquatica is ssp. americana Mulligan & Calder. In northeastern North America, this annual species grows in shallow water of lakes, ponds, and slowly-moving streams (Crow & Hellquist 2000). In the Great Lakes region, S. aquatica has been documented from Minnesota (state threatened), New York (state endangered), and Ontario where, although not a listed species, it is considered rare (Oldham 1999). In Michigan, its status was recently changed from state threatened to state endangered (MI DNR & MNFI 1999). Significance: Until its discovery in Keweenaw County's Gratiot Lake, Subularia aquatica had been documented in Michigan from only two locations. These historical records, both from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, were from Isle Royale in 1930 and the St. Mary's River in 1958 and 1965 (Voss 1985). Diagnostic characters: Subularia aquatica forms a rosette of long, narrow leaves up to 5 mm long (Gleason & Cronquist 1991). Its minute white flowers have, like most other members of the mustard family, four petals, four sepals, and six stamens. Roots of S. aquatica are extremely white compared to roots of other rosette-forming aquatic species with which it may be confused (Paul Monson and Lynden Gerdes, pers. comm.). KEWEENAW CO.: in shallow water of lake, rooted in mucky bottom, fruiting, Gratiot Lake Conservancy, Gratiot Lake, T57N R30W, 30 July 2000, Marr 2816 (MICH,!A.A. Reznicek). Associates include Eriocaulon aquaticum (Hill) Druce, Isoetes sp., Lobelia dortmanna L., and Chara sp. LITERATURE CITED Crow, G.E., & C.B. Hellquist. 2000. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America: a revised and enlarged edition of Norman C. Fassett's A Manual of Aquatic Plants. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI. 536 pp. Gleason, H.A., & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, 2nd ed. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. 910 pp. Michigan Department of Natural Resources [(MDNR) Endangered Species Program] and Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI). 1999. Michigan's Special Plants-Endangered, Threatened, Special Concern, and Probably Extirpated. Lansing, MI. Oldham, M.J. 1999. Natural Heritage Resources of Ontario: Rare Vascular Plants. Third Edition. Natural Heritage Information Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, Ontario. 53 pp. Voss, E.G. 1985. Michigan Flora. Part II. Dicots (Saururaceae to Cornaceae). Cranbrook Institute of Science Bulletin No. 59 and University of Michigan Herbarium. 724 pp. Janet Keeney Marr 23180 Highway Location Road Calumet, Michigan 49913