Carolinas and Georgia

4074

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Philydrum lanuginosum   FAMILY Philydraceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Philydrum lanuginosum   FAMILY Philydraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Frogsmouth, Frogmouth, Woolly Waterlily


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Look for it on shores of depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

Emergent aquatic (rooted, but seedlings can float); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: tropical Asia & Australia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare


Invasive?

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

 

Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - flat and rather spongy-thickened
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2 outer tepals, yellow, petal-like
2 inner tepals basally fused to stamen
1 stamen
Superior ovary
Flowers in axils of spathe-like bracts, in a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



Philydrum lanuginosum   FAMILY Philydraceae

Woolly Frogsmouth, Frogmouth, Woolly Waterlily