Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ovate False Fiddleleaf, Blue Waterleaf, Hairy Hydrolea
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Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -
Rare in GA
Look for it in swamps, ponds, ditches, per Weakley's Flora
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Axillary spines present and well-developed, to 1.5cm long
Leaves have petioles.
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 exserted stamens, fused to corolla (pollen is white)
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