OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae   Go to FSUS key


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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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (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

 

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4151

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Asia & Australia

Habitat: 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:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes & stolons absent

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

FRUIT:
Berry

 

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