Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales
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Aquatic w submersed, emersed, or floating leaves, or decumbent terrestrial herb; Forb
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in stagnant water of pools, streams, and old beaverponds, per Weakley's Flora
4-lobed campanulate calyx
2 included stamens
Flowers solitary in leaf axils
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