Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2213

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Look for it in marshes, ponds, stream edges, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
3-merous
3 persistent sepals
3 deciduous petals
6-9 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alisma subcordatum   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alisma subcordatum   FAMILY Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 027-01-001:
Alisma subcordatum   FAMILY Alismataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Water-plantain


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image of Alisma subcordatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_alsu_001_lvd

        

image of Alisma subcordatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_alsu_005_lvd

        

image of Alisma subcordatum

Frank Bridges    fab_waterplantainflower

June    Cobb County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

The inflorescence to 24" long, of numerous whorled panicled branches$WOTSA

image of Alisma subcordatum

Frank Bridges    fab_waterplantainflowerb

June    Cobb County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Three whitish petals & many ovaries in a circle on a flattened receptacle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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