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 Hydrocharitaceae, Frog's-bit family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Brazilian Waterweed, Brazilian Egeria, "Brazilian Elodea", "Anacharis"
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Egeria densa   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Egeria densa   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Egeria densa 028-01-001   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in ponds and stagnant water of streams or rivers

Uncommon

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: American Eelgrass, Water-celery, Tapegrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vallisneria americana   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vallisneria americana   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vallisneria americana 028-03-001   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in lakes, rivers, estuaries, sounds

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: American Frogsbit, Spongeplant
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Limnobium spongia   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Limnobium spongia   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Limnobium spongia 028-04-001   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, marshes, ponds, pools

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hydrilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrilla verticillata   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrilla verticillata   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, rivers

Uncommon, but often locally abundant

Non-native: Old World

 


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Common Name: European frog-bit
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
PLANTS National Database: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Non-native

 


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Common Name: African Elodea, oxygen-weed, South African oxygen weed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) -   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
PLANTS National Database: Lagarosiphon major   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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Common Name: Duck lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in quiet waters of streams and bayous, and a weed in rice fields

Non-native: Asia & Australia

 


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"If the leaves... stand opposite, the tree (if it is of large size) belongs to the maple, ash, or horse-chestnut family.... If the leaves are simple the tree is a maple; if pinnately compound of several leaflets, it is an ash; if palmately compound, of five to seven leaflets, it is a horse-chestnut." — Julia E. Rogers, Trees Worth Knowing