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Hydrolea spinosa Linnaeus var. spinosa . Spiny Fiddleleaf. Phen: Jun. Hab: Wet pond margins, floodplain openings. Dist: S. TX south through Mexico, Central America, South America, and West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA14, Meso4.2; < Hydrolea spinosa L. – K3, K4, Mex, Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 8

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