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*Houttuynia cordata Thunberg. Fishmint, Chameleon-plant, Fishleaf. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Disturbed areas, moist suburban forests, ditches, less commonly (so far) spreading to bottomlands away from points of cultivation, spread from cultivation. This species is aggressive and difficult to control. Dist: Native of e. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl2, K3, K4, NcTx, NY, WH3; = n/a – FNA3, Pa, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC

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