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Cabomba caroliniana (Carolina fanwort)
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Cabomba caroliniana

Cabomba caroliniana A. Gray

Carolina Fanwort, Green Cabomba, Fish-grass, Washington-grass, Carolina Watershield, Washington-plant

Cabombaceae (Water-shield Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CACA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

State-listed extirpated species in IN. State-listed threatened species in KY. State-listed noxious weed species in CA, CT, ME, MA, VT and WA.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Petals white, yellow proximally.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WA
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Various freshwater habitats.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cabomba caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cabomba caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cabomba caroliniana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2016-01-13
Research By: JAM

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