OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY Alismataceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Echinodorus cordifolius ssp. cordifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-02-001:
Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Echinodorus radicans

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain


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image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ecco3_001_lvd

        

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ecra2_001_lvd

        

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecordifolius_moultrie

May    Berkeley County    SC

Lake Moultrie

Leaves multimorphic, plants with differently shaped emersed, submersed, or floating leaves, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

Dan Whitten    sdw_echinodorus2

May    Georgetown County    SC

Flower scapes at maturity arching & rooting down (vs. E. berteroi & grandiflorus rigidly erect), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

Dan Whitten    sdw_echinodorus3

May    Georgetown County    SC

Flowers 1" w 3 spreading rounded petals, 3 sepals, & a central compound ovary ringed by stamens, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

Dan Whitten    sdw_ecordifolius

May    Georgetown County    SC

Basal leaves with long petioles & heart-shaped blades 1.2-6" wide, 2-8" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

Patrick D. McMillan    pdme_cordifolius

Month Unknown        

Flowers on slender 1" pedicels, in whorls of 5-15 at widely-spaced nodes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Echinodorus cordifolius, Creeping Burhead, Creeping Water-plantain

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmecordifolius_2

Month Unknown        

Leaves clustered, erect and rising above water surface on long, 3-sided petioles, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY Alismataceae

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Echinodorus cordifolius ssp. cordifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 027-02-001:
Echinodorus cordifolius   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Echinodorus radicans

 

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2214

Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: swamps, ditches, wet thickets, especially on base-rich substrates, such as over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
3-merous
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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