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Heteranthera limosa (Swartz) Willdenow. Blue Mud-Plantain. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Shallow water and muddy shores of rivers, ponds, lakes, and reservoirs, wet ditches, agricultural fields, other wet areas. Dist: KY, MN, SD, and CO, south to AL (Diamond & Woods 2009), MS, LA, TX, and AZ; Mexico, Central and South America, West Indies. Attributed to VA in Small (1933), but the documentation is not known.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, Mo1, NcTx, S, S13, Tn, Tx, WH3, WI, Horn (1998), Horn (2020); = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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