Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales
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Aquatic weeds can clog irrigation channels and cover lakes, threatening crops and wildlife. Read more -- Outlawed! Federal Noxious Weeds: The Aquatics.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
The distinguishing characteristics of M. vaginalis are the spike-like inflorescence opposite the floral leaf, and the one stamen with a lateral, oblique, erect tooth. Read more at Invasive Species Compendium.
Total evidence phylogeny of Pontederiaceae (Commelinales) ... (Pellegrini, et al., 2018)
Monochoria, heartshape false pickerelweed
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Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
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This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
- SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
- USDA Federal Noxious Weeds, 091820
Violet or lilac
Inflorescence a spikelike raceme
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