Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Southern Water-milfoil from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
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)
Southern Water-milfoil, Variable-leaf Water-milfoil
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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).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Submersed aquatic w flowers, fruits & small leaves above the surface (rooted); Forb
Habitat: Ditches, slow-moving waters of rivers and streams, pools, ponds, springs, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Leaves well-developed: pinnately divided with filiform segments
Submersed leaves whorled or pseudo-whorled. Bracts of emersed shoots different
Usually bisexual & staminate in the same inflorescence
Flowers in spikes
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to Aquatic Plants of Alabama (Lovell, 2007) p44
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007) p233
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p392
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