Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


965

Submersed aquatic w flowers & fruits above the surface (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Usually monoecious

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in ponds and impoundments (habitat and range in our area uncertain), 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
SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Leaves well-developed: pinnately divided with filiform segments
Submersed leaves whorled. Bracts of emersed shoots different than submersed lvs

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish
Unisexual (rarely bisexual)
4 sepals
4 petals
8 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in spikes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Saxifragales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Myriophyllum spicatum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myriophyllum spicatum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eurasian Water-milfoil