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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Hygrophila polysperma   FAMILY Acanthaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hygrophila polysperma   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Hygrophila polysperma

 

COMMON NAME:
East Indian Swampweed, East Indian Hygrophila, Miramar Weed, Hygro


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Hygrophila polysperma   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hygrophila polysperma   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Hygrophila polysperma

 

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4142

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: East Indies

Habitat: Lakes, rivers, canals; established in AL, FL, and SC (Hook & Nelson 2011), doubtfully established in VA, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles to 5mm long
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 fertile stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in terminal and axillary spikes

FRUIT:
WinterFall
Capsule

 

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