Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2986

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in lakes, ponds, sluggish streams, floodplain oxbow ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red-purple
Bisexual (functionally unisexual through protogyny)
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals (usually)
3 petals (usually)
12-20 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Brasenia schreberi   FAMILY Cabombaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brasenia schreberi   FAMILY Cabombaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 075-02-001:
Brasenia schreberi   FAMILY Cabombaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-shield, Purple Wen-dock