Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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)

Look for it in ditches, slow-moving waters of rivers and streams, pools, ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

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
Flowers in spikes

FRUIT:
Dull red

 

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

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 (1968) 138-02-004:
Myriophyllum heterophyllum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

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

 

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