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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (6/30/18):
Hydrolea ovata   FAMILY Hydroleaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrolea ovata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nama ovatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Ovate False Fiddleleaf, Blue Waterleaf, Hairy Hydrolea


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image of Hydrolea ovata, Ovate False Fiddleleaf, Blue Waterleaf, Hairy Hydrolea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyov_005_lvd

        

image of Hydrolea ovata, Ovate False Fiddleleaf, Blue Waterleaf, Hairy Hydrolea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_naov_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (6/30/18):
Hydrolea ovata   FAMILY Hydroleaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hydrolea ovata   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nama ovatum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4326

Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Habitat: swamps, ponds, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Axillary spines present and well-developed, to 1.5cm long

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.
Margins entire

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 exserted stamens, fused to corolla (pollen is white)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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