Orontium aquaticum Linnaeus. Phen: Feb-May; May-Jul. Hab: Generally in peaty and stagnant water (acidic to calcareous), such as beaver ponds, blackwater streams, swamps, pools in low pocosins, streambeds in the Piedmont, bogs and swamps in the mountains, tidal freshwater marshes. Dist: MA and c. NY south to s. FL and west to LA and e. TX, north in the inland to w. NC, KY, and WV, primarily but by no means strictly Coastal Plain.
ID notes:The fresh leaves are unwettable, silvery-glistening when forced under water.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, ETx1, F, FNA22, G, GW1, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Spaulding et al (2019)