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Myriophyllum verticillatum

Plant of the day: Myriophyllum verticillatumwhorled water-milfoil

Whorled water-milfoil has a circumboreal distribution and is found in most of New England, though it is rare in the southern and western portions. The turions (overwintering buds) are distinctively club-shaped in this species. Whorled water-milfoil was used medicinally by t ...

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