Page author: David Giblin
Corrigiola litoralis
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Southern British Columbia south to Oregon; also in Maryland.

Habitat: Lake and pond margins, often where disturbed.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Mostly sprawling, glabrous to glaucous annual or biennial to 50 cm.


Mostly alternate, often appearing basal, simple, oblanceolate, 5-30 cm long, petiole inconspicuous.


Sepals 5, distinct, 1-1.5 mm; petals absent. Staminodes white to pink or red-tipped, giving the appearance of petals due to their color. Stamens 5, styles 3, ovary superior.


+/- 3-sided utricle with white to tan seeds.

Accepted Name:
Corrigiola litoralis L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 271. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
ssp. litoralis – strapwort    Known from west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon; also known from Maryland on the East Coast.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Corrigiola litoralis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Corrigiola litoralis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Corrigiola litoralis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Corrigiola litoralis photos.

USDA Plants: Corrigiola litoralis information.

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