Echinodorus berteroi (Spreng.) Fassett
Family: Alismataceae
erect bur-head,  more...
[Echinodorus berteroi var. lanceolatus (Spreng.) Fassett,  more]
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Etymology: Echinodorus: from Greek echinos, "a hedgehog," and doros, "a bag or leather bottle," referring to the spiny achenes
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-24" tall, emergent aquatic
Leaves: erect, long-stalked, broadly oval, with rounded tip
Flowers: white, 3-parted, 1/4"-2/5" wide; inflorescence of 3-8 whorls of flowers, with the stalk above the leaves; blooms June-Oct.
Fruits: 40 or more dry seeds per head; ribbed or with ridges, but no wings
Habitat: wet to moist; swamps, ditches; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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