Carolinas and Georgia

1970

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myriophyllum aquaticum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 138-02-001:
Myriophyllum brasiliense   FAMILY Haloragaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Parrot-feather


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Look for it in ditches, slow-moving rivers, pools, ponds, per Weakley's Flora

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)


INVASIVE

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

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Leaves well-developed: pinnately divided with filiform segments
Whorls of 3-6, all similar, mostly emersed

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Usually bisexual & staminate in the same inflorescence
4 sepals
4 petals or petals absent
4-8 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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



Myriophyllum aquaticum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

Parrot-feather