Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2861

Aquatic (rootless & floating), Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon

Look for it in still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, & swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
-

FLOWER:
Unisexual
Calyx absent
Petals absent
1 stamen in staminate flowers

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Wolffia columbiana   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wolffia columbiana   FAMILY Lemnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 033-03-001:
Wolffia columbiana   FAMILY Lemnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Colombian Watermeal