OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Proserpinaca palustris   FAMILY Haloragaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Proserpinaca intermedia   FAMILY Haloragaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 138-01-001:
Proserpinaca palustris   FAMILY Haloragaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Proserpinaca intermedia

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Proserpinaca palustris var. crebra

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Proserpinaca palustris var. palustris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Proserpinaca palustris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Proserpinaca platycarpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Mermaid-weed, Common Mermaid-weed


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Keith Bradley    kab_p_palustris_73035

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_palustris_73037

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Leaves lanceolate, ovate, elliptic, or oblanceolate, to 12cm long & 2cm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_palustris_73056

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Flowers in leaf axils of emersed leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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Dan Whitten    sdw_mermaidweed

October    Transylvania County    NC

Lake Jocassee

Bracteal (emersed) leaves serrate; submersed leaves pectinate, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Proserpinaca palustris   FAMILY Haloragaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Proserpinaca intermedia   FAMILY Haloragaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 138-01-001:
Proserpinaca palustris   FAMILY Haloragaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Proserpinaca intermedia

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Proserpinaca palustris var. crebra

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Proserpinaca palustris var. palustris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Proserpinaca palustris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Proserpinaca platycarpa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4094

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Wet places, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Submerged leaves finely divided, feather-like; emersed leaves simple
Alternate
Petioles absent to 1 cm long
Emersed leaves serrate; submerged leaves pectinate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
3 sepals
Petals absent
3 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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