Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2982

Aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in millponds, lakes, slow-moving streams, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Submersed leaves opposite; floating leaves inconspicuous, alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals (usually)
3 petals (usually)
3-6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Nymphaeales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cabomba caroliniana   FAMILY Cabombaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cabomba caroliniana +   FAMILY Cabombaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 075-01-001:
Cabomba caroliniana   FAMILY Cabombaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fanwort, Carolina Fanwort