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Brasenia schreberi

Common Name(s):
Water shield, Water target
Water Garden

Trailing rootstock; grows in a wide range of water depths (1 in. to 6 ft.) but does best on water edge with 8 to 10 in. of water

Submerged to floating on surface
Floating oval leaves (2.5 in.) borne on long petioles; underside of leaves have a gelatinous coating
Purple, 3-petaled, .5-in. flowers on water surface; flowers close at night

NCCES plant id: 2328

Brasenia schreberi Brasenia schreberi
Water shield Water shield
Kent McFarland, CC BY-NC-2.0
Water shield flower Water shield flower
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC-2.0