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:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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