Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

Hovering over an image will enlarge it (works better on desktop than on mobile).

camera icon A camera indicates there are pictures.
speaker icon A speaker indicates that a botanical name is pronounced.
plus sign icon A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 11 taxa in the family Alismataceae, Water Plantain family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

            Clicking click a plant to find out more about it on one takes you to more information and/or pictures.

arrow icon arrow

range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Water-plantain, American Water-plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alisma subcordatum   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alisma subcordatum   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Alisma subcordatum 027-01-001   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ponds, stream edges

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Echinodorus cordifolius 027-02-001   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in swamps, ditches, wet thickets, esp on base-rich substrates, such as over calcareous or mafic rocks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Grassleaf Arrowhead, Grassy Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria graminea   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria graminea var. graminea   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria graminea var. graminea 027-03-004a   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ponds, tidal areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bunched Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria fasciculata 027-03-005   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in bogs, ditches adjacent to drained bogs, wooded seepage areas

Rare, endemic to a several-county area in sw. NC & nw. SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Depression Meadow Arrowhead, Quillwort Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria isoetiformis   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria isoetiformis   FAMILY: Alismataceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria teres 027-03-006   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in pineland ponds, clay-based Carolina bays, other seasonally flooded depressions

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Duck Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria lancifolia var. lancifolia   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. lancifolia   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria lancifolia 027-03-007   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Duck Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria lancifolia var. media   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria lancifolia ssp. media   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria falcata 027-03-008   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in freshwater to brackish tidal marshes, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY: Alismataceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY: Alismataceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria latifolia + 027-03-009   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, and - in the case of var. latifolia - swamps, farm ponds, ditches

Both varieties common in Mountains, var. pubescens rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
camera icon Common Name: Engelmann's arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria engelmanniana   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria engelmanniana   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria engelmanniana 027-03-010   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in blackwater streambanks, sphagnum bogs, pocosins, beaver ponds

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Appalachian Arrowhead, Southern Arrowhead, Longbeak Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria australis   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria australis   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria longirostra 027-03-011   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, rivershores, backwaters, margins of ponds and lakes

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map
Common Name: Water Poppy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hydrocleys nymphoides   FAMILY: Alismataceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrocleys nymphoides   FAMILY: Limnocharitaceae

 

Look for it in ponds and canals. It is cultivated in aquaria and spread by throw-outs

Non-native: Central & South America

 


Your search found 11 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 1 pages.


"The acquaintance of trees is within the reach of all." — Julia E. Rogers, Trees Worth Knowing