OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Murdannia keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Murdannia keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 038-02-002:
Aneilema keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_muke_002_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm130524_076

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140831_176

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Gill Newberry    gn09_aneilema

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_anilema_fl

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_anilema_k_habit

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm070908_019

September    Greenville County    SC

Creek

Decumbent plant with solitary (or few) flowers growing from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_407

September    Greenville County    SC

Superficially suggestive of a miniature Spiderwort, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm210907_3548

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves 1-7cm long, 3-12mm wide, sheaths 5-15mm long and ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm210907_3549

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves alternate, linear to lanceolate, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Keith Bradley    kab_murdannia_keisak_2599

September    Lexington County    SC

Saluda Shoals Park

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91811_113

September    Spartanburg County    SC

The petals are no more than 3/8" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91811_217

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Plants resembling Commelina but flowers not borne in a conspicuous sheath, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_murdannia_keisak

September        

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JK Marlow    s080924_x

September    Greenville County    SC

Creek/River

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 038-02-002:
Aneilema keisak   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Asia

Habitat: Stream banks, canals, ditches, freshwater marshes (tidal and non-tidal), 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:

 

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

 

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