Brasenia schreberi J. F. Gmel.
FamilyNymphaeaceae — APG family: Cabombaceae
Common namewater shield
DescriptionRootstock creeping; leaves long-petiolated, centrally peltate, floating, entire or somewhat crenate; sepals 3—4; petals 3—4, linear, sessile, dull purple; stamens 12— 18; pistils 4-10; fruit clavate, indehiscent; stems, petioles, and lower surface of leaves covered with viscid jelly.
EcologyPonds and streams. Type locality not given.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates fossil range in Europe.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.