Carolinas and Georgia

965

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


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Look for it in ponds and impoundments (habitat and range in our area uncertain), per Weakley's Flora

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)


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
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!



Myriophyllum spicatum   FAMILY Haloragaceae

Eurasian Water-milfoil