Need help IDing submersed plant

Helen Woods hwoods at vims.edu
Mon Jun 12 21:20:51 EST 2000


Found it, finally!  Ever heard of Cabomba carolinia?  It's in the
watershield family but has a highly reduced "shield" that looks almost
like the bracts of the flower.  The majotity of the plant in submersed
and resembles a milfoil.  It's quite beautiful!

Helen

Helen Woods wrote:

> I found a freshwater sumberged plant in a stream in the lower
> Chesapeake
> Bay watershed yesterday.  It resembles plants of the genus
> Myriophyllum
> in many ways but does not fit any in my keys.  It has a reddish stem,
> brownish leaves, opposite feathery brownish leaves, and emergent
> violet/white flowers with 5 petals and 6 stamens.  Any ideas???
>
> Helen


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