LakeStewardship


Cabombaceae
Water-shield Family

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Brasenia schreberi - Water shield

Floating-leaved plant can be distinguished from the water lilies by its oblong-shaped leaf with complete leaf margin (no nicks or cuts or pie-shaped wedges missing) and stalk which attaces at the center of the leaf. There is often a gelatinous sheath around stalk and underside of leaf. Rarely blooms with small pink emergent flower.

line drawing of Brasenia schreberi
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Brasenia schreberi - Water shield
Floating leaves and flower. Bog, Harrietstown, July 2003

Brasenia schreberi - Water shield
Floating leaves and flower. Bog, Harrietstown, July 2003
Brasenia schreberi - Water shield
Floating leaves and flower. Bog, Harrietstown, July 2003. Note: larger leaves in foreground and on left are not from Brasenia.
Brasenia schreberi - Water shield
Floating leaves and flower, bog, Harrietstown, July 2003. Note: larger leaves in foreground and on left are not from Brasenia.
Brasenia - underside of floating leaf
Underside of floating leaf, Putnam County, July 2003. Note center attachment of stem, complete leaf margin, gelatinous sheath around stalk, and radial veins

Cabomba aquatica - Fanwort

Invasive plant with fan-shaped submerged leaves and small watershield-like leaves at surface.

Line drawing of Cabomba aquatica
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