Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about this tiny fast-growing aquatic plant at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/fact/Mudmat.html
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
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Emergent aquatic that also has submerged leaves (rooted); Forb
Emergent plants grow as annuals; submerged plants are perennial
Documented growing wild in - - -
Look for it to be aquatic in oligotrophic lakes, reservoirs, and stormwater retention ponds, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Submerged flowers cleistogamous; emergent flowers pinkish-white
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
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