Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3094

Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, backwater sloughs, marshes, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 included stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Brown
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrolea quadrivalvis   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-01-001:
Hydrolea quadrivalvis   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Waterpod, Waterleaf


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picture of Hydrolea quadrivalvis, image of Hydrolea quadrivalvis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_naqu_001_lvd

        

picture of Hydrolea quadrivalvis, image of Hydrolea quadrivalvis

John B. Nelson    jbn_2663197431_ffa7498787

July    Dorchester County    SC

Flowers borne from leaf axils, some of which bear sharp spines, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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