Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4094

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in wet places, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

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)
Proserpinaca palustris

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

 

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


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image of Proserpinaca palustris, Marsh Mermaid-weed, Common Mermaid-weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_palustris_73035

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Proserpinaca palustris, Marsh Mermaid-weed, Common Mermaid-weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_palustris_73037

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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

image of Proserpinaca palustris, Marsh Mermaid-weed, Common Mermaid-weed

Keith Bradley    kab_p_palustris_73056

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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


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