Need help IDing submersed plant

Stephen Jankalski CEREOID at
Tue Jun 13 00:16:56 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
dissected leaves.

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> wrote in message
news:3945A669.11CA6552 at
I finaly found it last night.  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!

Pete Selby wrote:

It could be Hottonia palustris, Water-violet,  a European native.
Pete Selby

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