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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Didiplis diandra   FAMILY Lythraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Didiplis diandra   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 135-03-001:
Peplis diandra   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Didiplis diandra

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-purslane


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image of Didiplis diandra, Water-purslane

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_didi_001_lvd

        

image of Didiplis diandra, Water-purslane

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_didi_003_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Didiplis diandra   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Didiplis diandra   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 135-03-001:
Peplis diandra   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Didiplis diandra

 

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4245

Aquatic w submersed, emersed, or floating leaves, or decumbent terrestrial herb; Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in stagnant water of pools, streams, and old beaverponds, per Weakley's Flora

map
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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish?
Bisexual
4-merous
4-lobed campanulate calyx
Petals absent
2 included stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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