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

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Mayaca fluviatilis   FAMILY Mayacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mayaca fluviatilis   FAMILY Mayacaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 034-01-001 & 2:
Mayaca fluviatilis   FAMILY Mayacaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Mayaca aubletii

 

COMMON NAME:
Bogmoss


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image of Mayaca fluviatilis

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

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.