Echinodorus cordifolius (L.) Griseb. - Creeping Burrhead
Family - Alismataceae
Apex of pedicel.
Node of inflorescence.
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Marshes, swamps, shallow ponds.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout Alabama but is most common in the southernmost and northernmost counties. The plant can be identified by its cordate leaves and arching to repent inflorescences. The leaves of this genus have characteristic leaf venation. The ultimate leaf veins are oriented perpendicular to the midrib and main lateral veins.
Photographs taken at Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, AL., 6-4-06.