Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3178

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

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

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Look for it in shallow, stagnant water in floodplains, or emersed on mud, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

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 (1968) 039-03-001:
Heteranthera reniformis   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mud Plantain, Kidney-leaf Mud Plantain


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image of Heteranthera reniformis

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

        

image of Heteranthera reniformis

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