Need help IDing submersed plant
CEREOID at prodigy.net
Tue Jun 13 15:33:18 EST 2000
Except that the leaves of Cabomba look nothing at all like a Myriophyllum.
The former have palmately dissected leaves while the latter have pinnately
Also Cabomba have 3 sepals and 3 petals not 5 petals like you said.
Hottonia palustris would be a much better match for the inadequate
description you gave.
"Helen Woods" <hwoods at vims.edu> wrote in message
news:3945A681.E3434411 at vims.edu...
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 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???
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