Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 7 taxa in the family Haloragaceae, Water-milfoil family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Mermaid-weed, Common Mermaid-weed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Proserpinaca palustris   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Proserpinaca intermedia   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Proserpinaca palustris 138-01-001   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in wet places, swamp forests

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Parrot-feather
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myriophyllum aquaticum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myriophyllum aquaticum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myriophyllum brasiliense 138-02-001   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in ditches, slow-moving rivers, pools, ponds

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Loose Water-milfoil, Sandhills Milfoil, Lax Water-milfoil, Piedmont Water-milfoil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myriophyllum laxum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myriophyllum laxum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myriophyllum laxum 138-02-002   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in limesink depression ponds (dolines), spring-runs, rarely also in lakes

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Water-milfoil, Variable-leaf Water-milfoil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myriophyllum heterophyllum 138-02-004   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in ditches, slow-moving waters of rivers and streams, pools, ponds

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Common Water-milfoil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myriophyllum sibiricum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myriophyllum sibiricum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in quiet circumneutral to alkaline waters

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Water-milfoil
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myriophyllum verticillatum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myriophyllum verticillatum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in quiet waters

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia (a circumboreal species)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eurasian Water-milfoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myriophyllum spicatum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myriophyllum spicatum   FAMILY: Haloragaceae

 

Look for it in ponds and impoundments (habitat and range in our area uncertain)

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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