Need help IDing submersed plant
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 Woods wrote:
> I found a freshwater sumberged plant in a stream in the lower
> Bay watershed yesterday. It resembles plants of the genus
> 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???
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