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 Pontederiaceae, Pickerelweed family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Water-hyacinth
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Piaropus crassipes   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eichhornia crassipes   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eichhornia crassipes 039-01-001   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, ditches, sluggish water

Uncommon in Coastal Plain but can be an aggressive aquatic weed (rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: tropical America

 


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Common Name: Rooted Water-hyacinth, anchored water-hyacinth
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eichhornia azurea   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
PLANTS National Database: Eichhornia azurea   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Look for it in ditches, rivers

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Heartleaf Pickerelweed, Wampee
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pontederia cordata var. cordata   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Pontederia cordata   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pontederia cordata 039-02-001   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, pond-shores, lake-shores

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lanceleaf Pickerelweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pontederia cordata var. lancifolia   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Pontederia cordata   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pontederia cordata 039-02-001?   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, pond-shores, lake-shores

Common in GA, uncommon in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Mud Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heteranthera reniformis 039-03-001   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Look for it in shallow, stagnant water in floodplains, or emersed on mud

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Water Stargrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Heteranthera dubia   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Heteranthera dubia   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Heteranthera dubia 039-03-002   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Look for it in streams, rivers

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Monochoria, heartshape false pickerelweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) -   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
PLANTS National Database: Monochoria vaginalis   FAMILY: Pontederiaceae

 

Non-native

 


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"Molecular biology, specifically the advent of DNA testing and analysis, has brought about a virtual revolution in the biological sciences, especially in the realm of classification and systematics, or taxonomy. Many plants and other organisms thought to be unrelated under the old systems are now revealed to share genetics closely in common — and some long classified as near relatives have been discovered to bear physical resemblances only." — John Eastman, Book of Field and Roadside.