Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Look for it on stream banks, canals, ditches, marshes, swamp forests, wet disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish-lilac
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
3 fertile stamens, 3 sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Murdannia keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Murdannia keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-02-002:
Aneilema keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dayflower, Wart-removing Herb