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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eichhornia azurea   FAMILY Pontederiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eichhornia azurea   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Total evidence phylogeny of Pontederiaceae (Commelinales) ... (Pellegrini, et al., 2018)
Pontederia azurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Rooted Water-hyacinth, anchored water-hyacinth


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eichhornia azurea   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eichhornia azurea   FAMILY Pontederiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Total evidence phylogeny of Pontederiaceae (Commelinales) ... (Pellegrini, et al., 2018)
Pontederia azurea

 

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4395

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: tropical America

Habitat: Ditches, rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Perianth funnelform, 4 petaloid perianth segments, in two whorls
6 stamens (3 long, 3 short)
Superior ovary

Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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