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Re: Unidentified NC native plant
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Unidentified NC native plant
- From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
- Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 10:32:11 -0400
- In-reply-to: <200305011036.h41Aa1oM020951@otter.actwin.com>
Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't found any Polygonum that match the
plant I found. I did learn that some Ludwigia species have
alternate leaves, although I didn't find any photos that were a perfect
Florida U has the most informative Web site for this sort of thing. Here's
the home page:
Here's a listing of various books you may be able to locate in a library:
I also believe that both UNC and NC State have herbariums that may help,
too, though I don't have links. Duke may have an herbarium as well.
I also think that the Proserpinaca I found may be Proserpinaca pectinata,
not P. palustris.
They're fairly distinct from what I can tell. I've found P. palustris not
far from my house (amazing what you can find under your feet), but P.
pectinata is apparently distributed a bit west of me, so I've not had the
opportunity to hunt it down yet. It seems more interesting
look-wise. Proserpinaca intermedia is also found in TN and may also be in
NC. Check this out -- the pics are pretty good and may help you: