Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray. Fanwort. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Millponds, lakes, slow-moving streams. Dist: MA, NY, and NJ west to OH, s. MI, and MO, south to FL and TX; also native in s. South America (s. Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and n. Argentina). Additionally sporadically introduced elsewhere from aquarium "throw-outs".

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl2, FNA3, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3; > Cabomba caroliniana – Fassett (1953); > Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana – K1, Mo2, Ørgaard (1991); > Cabomba caroliniana var. pulcherrima – K1, Ørgaard (1991); > Cabomba pulcherrima – Fassett (1953)

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