Heteranthera limosa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPontederiaceae
Family (Traditional)Pontederiaceae
GenusHeteranthera
Species:Heteranthera limosa (Sw.) Willd.
Common NameBlue Mudplantain
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: DRU; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Aquatic; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: floating; Leaf Arrangement: submerged; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 3; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 3; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3; Tepal Fusion: Yes; Tepal Number: 6
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1S2] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Pontederia limosa Pontederia limosa Sw.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Adair (KY), Ballard (KY), Barren (KY), Christian (KY), Clinton (KY), Fulton (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Benton (TN), Bradley (TN), Davidson (TN), Fayette (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Montgomery (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MEM, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1934 - 2006

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100147766 Fulton Kentucky B. D. Fields
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061210 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061136 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061138 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0210067 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061207 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061133 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
UCHT005068 Bradley Tennessee D. Houck
UCHT
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031771 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0113554 Christian Kentucky 15 Jun 1934
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031763 Henry Tennessee 12 Sep 1987 Edward W. Chester
87-776
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031772 Stewart Tennessee 19 Aug 1986 Edward W. Chester
86-868
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0104980 Fayette Tennessee
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0113559 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031767 Christian Kentucky 29 Aug 1991 Edward W. Chester
91-104
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
31234100147733 Clinton Kentucky Mark A. Gorton
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
31234100147790 Madison Kentucky Randy L. Mears
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
BEREA008354 Meade Kentucky
BEREA
Heteranthera limosa
BEREA008356 Adair Kentucky
BEREA
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061209 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061208 Meade Kentucky
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061137 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061134 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0119090 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031766 Christian Kentucky 15 Aug 1983 Kevin Souza, Daniel E. VanNorman, Gary Hale
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031768 Trigg Kentucky 29 Aug 1991 Edward W. Chester
91-103
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0119094 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0113556 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031770 Trigg Kentucky 09 Jul 1986 Edward W. Chester
86-548
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031764 Montgomery Tennessee 16 Jul 1949 Floyd Brown & Alfred Clebsch
408
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0113560 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031760 Humphreys Tennessee 24 Jul 2001 Stephanie M. Gunn with E.W. Chester
222
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031769 Trigg Kentucky 06 Sep 1997 Edward W. Chester with Christine Harris
13204
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031765 Humphreys Tennessee 24 Jul 2001 Stephanie M. Gunn with E.W. Chester
215
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0119089 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
MEM017626 Ballard Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Heteranthera limosa
HTTU029406 Meade Kentucky
HTTU
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0113555 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031762 Benton Tennessee 14 Sep 2006 David H. Webb
6500
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0074236 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061132 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
31973000017356 Christian Kentucky
KNK
Heteranthera limosa
31234100147782 Madison Kentucky Judith E. Rozeman
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0031761 Christian Kentucky 18 Aug 1983 Edward W. Chester
83-288
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
APSC0113557 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Heteranthera limosa
UCHT005067 Bradley Tennessee D. Houck
UCHT
Heteranthera limosa
TENN-V-0061135 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Heteranthera limosa
31234100147774 Madison Kentucky Gary W. Libby
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
31234100734357 Meade Kentucky P.L.W
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
31234100147758 Ballard Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
31234100147741 Clinton Kentucky Mark A. Gorton
EKY
Heteranthera limosa
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Heteranthera limosa - Theo Witsell
Heteranthera limosa - Theo Witsell
Heteranthera limosa - Theo Witsell
Heteranthera limosa - Theo Witsell