Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2991

Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pond cypress savannas, depression meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic ...Wet

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Axillary spines absent or rudimentary

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Deep blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5 petals
5 exserted stamens, fused to corolla (pollen is orange)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hydrolea corymbosa   FAMILY Hydroleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrolea corymbosa   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-01-002?:
Hydrolea corymbosa   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nama corymbosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Hydrolea, Skyflower


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image of Hydrolea corymbosa, Tall Hydrolea, Skyflower

Keith Bradley    kab_hydrolea_corymbosa

September    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Deep blue flowers with an elongated pistil surrounded by 5 showy stamens, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.