Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Brasenia schreberi J.F.Gmel. image
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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Cabombaceae
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
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Status: Native
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

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