Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Nymphaeales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Cabomba from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Fanwort, Carolina Fanwort
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Keith Bradley kab_c_caroliniana_1518
August Richland County SC
Sesquicentennial State Park
Submerged lvs dissected; floating lvs peltate(unlike Brasenia, no "jelly"), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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Frank Bridges fab_fanwort2
September Cobb County GA
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Petals are white with a yellow base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Submersed aquatic that sometimes also has floating leaves (rooted); Forb
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Millponds, lakes, slow-moving streams, per Weakley's Flora
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Simple - peltate
Submersed leaves opposite; floating leaves inconspicuous, alternate
Leaves have petioles.
White with a yellow center
3 sepals (usually)
3 petals (usually)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to Aquatic Plants of Alabama p37
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p031
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p050