Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4151

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Asia & Australia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in quiet waters of streams and bayous, and a weed in rice fields, 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:

SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes & stolons absent

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pinkish often yellow at base
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ottelia alismoides

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Duck lettuce


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