Etymology: Heteranthera: heteros for "varied," anthera for "flowered"
Plants: perennial, submersed or emergent aquatic with thin, branched stems; from rhizomes
Leaves: alternate, thin, stalkless, no prominent midvein
Flowers: yellow, with 3 petals and 3 petal-like sepals (6 tepals); solitary
Habitat: water to greater than 7', mudflats; in sediment soil
Conservation Status: Native