Hydrolea ovata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyHydroleaceae
Family (Traditional)Hydroleaceae
GenusHydrolea
Species:Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
Common NameOvate False Fiddleleaf
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; 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; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S1] (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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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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Marshall (KY), Franklin (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, MEM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1987 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100484888 Marshall Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Hydrolea ovata
TENN-V-0182729 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Hydrolea ovata
APSC0102632 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Hydrolea ovata
APSC0052076 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Hydrolea ovata
MEM005378 Marshall Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Hydrolea ovata
31234100484904 Franklin Tennessee 07 Aug 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5245
EKY
Hydrolea ovata
31234100484870 Marshall Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Hydrolea ovata
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Plant Photos

Hydrolea ovata - Theo Witsell
Hydrolea ovata - Theo Witsell
Hydrolea ovata - Theo Witsell
Hydrolea ovata - Theo Witsell