Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray - Carolina Fanwort
Family - Cabombaceae
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Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Swamps, sloughs, ponds.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This attractive aquatic species can be found in just a few eastern Missouri counties. The plant can be identified by its finely divided, opposite submerged leaves (the emergent leaves are subulate and alternate) and its small white flowers. The sepals and petals of the flower are similar and have small, curled auricles at their bases. The flowers typically have 6 stamens but occasionally have only 3.
Photographs taken at Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, AL., 7-23-05 and 6-4-06.