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*Echinodorus grandiflorus (Chamisso & Schlechtendal) Micheli. Large Burhead. Hab: Swamps. Dist: Native of South America.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Taxonomy Comments: E. floridanus was named as an endemic of Escambia County, FL (Haynes & Burkhalter 1998), but has been determined to be conspecific with E. grandiflorus of South America and almost certainly a relatively recent introduction (Lehtonen 2008, 2009).

Synonymy: = K4, Lehtonen (2008); = Aquarius grandiflorus (Cham. & Schltdl.) Christenh. & Byng – Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); > Echinodorus floridanus R.R.Haynes & Burkhalter – FNA22, K1, K3, WH3; > Echinodorus grandiflorus (Cham. & Schltdl.) Micheli var. grandiflorus – Meso6

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)

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