Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3200

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in marshes, streambeds, wet meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5-10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Myosoton aquaticum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosoton aquaticum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-07-001:
Stellaria aquatica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Alsine aquatica

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-chickweed, Giant Chickweed, Water Mouse-ear