Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2235

Aquatic with submersed, emersed, and floating leaves, Forb
Annual/Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in pools, slow-moving streams, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
1 stamen in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Callitriche heterophylla var. heterophylla   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Callitriche heterophylla ssp. heterophylla   FAMILY Callitrichaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 109-01-001:
Callitriche heterophylla   FAMILY Callitrichaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Waterstar, Common Water-starwort