Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3798

Submersed aquatic (rootless); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe, Asia, Africa, & Australia
Documented growing wild in - - -

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 5-9

FLOWER:
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Aldrovanda vesiculosa   FAMILY Droseraceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aldrovanda vesiculosa   FAMILY Droseraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Waterwheel-plant


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image of Aldrovanda vesiculosa

Chris Doyle, Allied Biological, Bugwood.org    bug_5528179

Month Unknown    Sussex County    NJ

Stems 6-15cm, per Flora of China.

image of Aldrovanda vesiculosa

Chris Doyle, Allied Biological, Bugwood.org    bug_5528180

Month Unknown    Sussex County    NJ

Leaf whorls 1-2cm in diam., bristles extending slightly beyond leaf blade, per Flora of China.


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image of Aldrovanda vesiculosa

Chris Doyle, Allied Biological, Bugwood.org    bug_5528181

Month Unknown    Sussex County    NJ

Leaf segments rise on stimulation then close together to form a trap, per Flora of China.