Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3051

Submersed aquatic (rooted) or shoreline terrestrial; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in mucky marshes, streams, swamp forests, shores of natural lakes (rarely in artifical impoundments), in saturated soil or variously submersed, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White or pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Mayaca fluviatilis   FAMILY Mayacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mayaca fluviatilis   FAMILY Mayacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 034-01-002:
Mayaca fluviatilis   FAMILY Mayacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mayaca fluviatilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Stream Bogmoss


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image of Mayaca fluviatilis, Stream Bogmoss

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_mayaca_fluviatilis1

June    Richmond County    NC

The very leafy creeping stems resemble a moss or clubmoss, hence the name, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


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image of Mayaca fluviatilis, Stream Bogmoss

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_mayaca_fluviatilis1b

June    Richmond County    NC

Single pink flowers, 7-12mm across, grow from slender erect stalks, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.