Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4046

Floating aquatic (rootless); Forb

Native & non-native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
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FLOWER:
Calyx absent
Petals absent
1 stamen

FRUIT:

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Wolffia spp.   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wolffia spp.   FAMILY Lemnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 033-03-000:
Wolffia spp.   FAMILY Lemnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Watermeal


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image of Wolffia spp., Watermeal

JK Marlow    jkm160914_173

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

Wolffia's flattened, leaflike stems ("fronds") have no roots, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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