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Echinodorus floridanus

Echinodorus floridanus Haynes & Burkhalter

Florida Burhead

Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)


USDA Symbol: ECFL4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 7 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida where it is listed as endangered.
Native Habitat: Sandy soil at edge of broadleaf evergreen forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: 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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-05-04
Research By: CBR

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