Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Aquatic weeds can clog irrigation channels and cover lakes, threatening crops and wildlife. Read more -- Outlawed! Federal Noxious Weeds: The Aquatics.
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
East Indian Swampweed, East Indian Hygrophila, Miramar Weed, Hygro
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Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Non-native: East Indies
Documented growing wild in - - SC
Look for it in lakes, rivers, canals (it is grown for the aquarium trade and sporadically introduced to bodies of water), per Weakley's Flora
This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
- SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
- SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
- USDA Federal Noxious Weeds, 091820
Petioles to 5mm long
4 fertile stamens
Flowers in terminal and axillary spikes
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!