OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 039-03-001:
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Heteranthera reniformis

 

COMMON NAME:
Kidneyleaf Mud Plantain


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image of Heteranthera reniformis, Kidneyleaf Mud Plantain

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_here_001_lvd

        

image of Heteranthera reniformis, Kidneyleaf Mud Plantain

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_here_004_lvd

        

image of Heteranthera reniformis, Kidneyleaf Mud Plantain

Bryan England    bry_heteranthera_2

August    Wake County    NC

Leaves reniform or cordate, usually wider than long (2-7.5cm wide), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 039-03-001:
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Heteranthera reniformis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3178

Emergent aquatic (rooted along shoreline, or entire plant floating); Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: In shallow, stagnant water in floodplains, or emersed on mud, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Petioles 3-15cm long
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White to pale blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 petals
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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