Photographer: Robert Bierman
Brasenia schreberi J.F.Gmel.
Brasenia: for Christoph Brasen, 18th century Moravian missionary who collected plants in Greenland and Labrador
schreberi: for Johann Christian Daniel Schreber (1736-1810), German botanist
|Plant: ||floating, perennial aquatic, all surfaces below the water covered in thick, slimy, gelatinous coating; from rhizomes|
|Flower: ||purple to orange, 6-8-parted, 3/4" wide, held just above the water; blooms June-Aug.|
|Leaf:||elastic stalks attached to the center of the un-notched, elliptical leaf, the upper surface green and the lower surface purple|
|Habitat: ||soft water less than 7' deep; in organic muck soil|