OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Callitriche heterophylla var. heterophylla   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 109-01-001:
Callitriche heterophylla   FAMILY Callitrichaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Waterstar, Common Water-starwort, Two-headed Water-starwort


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image of Callitriche heterophylla var. heterophylla, Waterstar, Common Water-starwort, Two-headed Water-starwort

Keith Bradley    kab_c_heterophylla_4967

April    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Floating & upper leaves spatulate or obovate; submersed or lower leaves linear, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 109-01-001:
Callitriche heterophylla   FAMILY Callitrichaceae

 

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2235

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Pools, slow-moving streams, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - dimorphic
Opposite. Floating rosettes of spatulate leaves & submersed linear leaves
Margins entire

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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