Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


967

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (common in Mountains)

Look for it in streams, springs, seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3-9(13) leaflets
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, rooting at proximal nodes

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White or pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

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



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nasturtium officinale   FAMILY Brassicaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nasturtium officinale   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-20-001:
Nasturtium officinale   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sisymbrium nasturtium-aquaticum

 

COMMON NAME:
Watercress