Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4188

Emergent aquatic that also has submerged leaves (rooted); Forb
Emergent plants grow as annuals; submerged plants are perennial

Non-native: Australia

Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it to be aquatic in oligotrophic lakes, reservoirs, and stormwater retention ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Submerged flowers cleistogamous; emergent flowers pinkish-white
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-5 merous
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
1-2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
WinterFall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Glossostigma cleistanthum   FAMILY Phrymaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Glossostigma cleistanthum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

Glossostigma cleistanthum

 

COMMON NAME:
Mudmat


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