Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4326

Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in GA

Look for it in swamps, ponds, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic ...Wet

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (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)
Nama ovatum

 

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


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