Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2941

Emergent aquatic that also has submerged leaves (rooted); Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: Old World tropics

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in ponds, ditches, lakes, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Submerged leaves multiparted; aerial leaves simple
Aerial leaves whorled

FLOWER:
WinterSummer/Fall
Lavender to violet
Bisexual
2-lipped 4-5 lobed tubular or funnelform corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Dark brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Limnophila sessiliflora   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Limnophila sessiliflora   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Asian Marshweed


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image of Limnophila sessiliflora, Asian Marshweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5376505

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image of Limnophila sessiliflora, Asian Marshweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5376507

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image of Limnophila sessiliflora, Asian Marshweed

M. Grodowitz, Bugwood.org    bug_5431111

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Aerial leaf blades elliptic-lanceolate, glabrous, margin crenate to lobed, per Flora of China.


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