Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Solanales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Ovate False Fiddleleaf, Blue Waterleaf, Hairy Hydrolea, Ovate Fiddleleaf
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Marginal emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Habitat: swamps, ponds, ditches, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Axillary spines present and well-developed, to 1.5cm long
Leaves have petioles.
5-lobed funnelform corolla
5 exserted stamens, fused to corolla (pollen is white)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p077
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p222
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