Plant ID forum: Kidneyleaf Mudplantain (Heteranthera reniformis); charming Brazilian plant

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 6, 2015 1:39 AM CST
This little charmer was growing in a pond full of algae, a breeding spot for tadpoles, Dragon-and Damselflies larvae, probably for mosquitoes too! Rolling my eyes. , by the side of the river.


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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Apr 6, 2015 3:50 AM CST
The flowers remind me of an orchid..
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 6, 2015 5:13 AM CST
Some type of Mud Plantain, possibly Heteranthera reniformis.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Apr 6, 2015 5:54 AM CST
Heteranthera reniformis it is, Thank You! Jay!
At first I thought that the leaves are a perfect match but not the flowers, nearly all pictures on the web show them with entirely white flowers until I came upon a picture with the same coloration in the heart.
https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/heteranthera/ren...

Heteranthera reniformis does occur in the area I found it, there's one more species mentioned in the Flora do Brasil; Heteranthera zosterifolia, which has narrow leaves.


Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Apr 6, 2015 5:37 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I had trouble getting an exact match on the flower also, which is why I said possibly. There is supposed to be Heteranthera limosa growing in my area, but I haven't found any yet.
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