OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 138-02-004:
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Myriophyllum heterophyllum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Water-milfoil, Variable-leaf Water-milfoil


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image of Myriophyllum heterophyllum, Southern Water-milfoil, Variable-leaf Water-milfoil

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_m_heterophyllum1

May    Moore County    NC

image of Myriophyllum heterophyllum, Southern Water-milfoil, Variable-leaf Water-milfoil

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_m_heterophyllum3

May    Moore County    NC

image of Myriophyllum heterophyllum, Southern Water-milfoil, Variable-leaf Water-milfoil

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_m_heterophyllum5

May    Moore County    NC

Flowers/fruits (subtended by bracts) in erect spikes emersed from water, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 138-02-004:
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Myriophyllum heterophyllum

 

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4043

Submersed aquatic w flowers, fruits & small leaves above the surface (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Habitat: Ditches, slow-moving waters of rivers and streams, pools, ponds, springs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Leaves well-developed: pinnately divided with filiform segments
Submersed leaves whorled or pseudo-whorled. Bracts of emersed shoots different

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Reddish
Usually bisexual & staminate in the same inflorescence
4 sepals
4 petals
4-8 stamens
Inferior ovary

Flowers in spikes

FRUIT:
Dull red

 

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