Hydrolea ovata

Family:HYDROLEACEAE
Species:Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
Common Name:Ovate False Fiddleleaf
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:HYOV
Plant Notes:Ovate False Fiddleleaf is a native herbaceous perennial in the Hydolea family (Hydroleaceae). It is found in central and eastern Alabama. It occurs around ponds and lakes, in wet roadside ditches, and in low pastures. It is a colonial perennial with a rhizome. Stems are erect, pubescent, green in color, and unbranched until near the top. The stems are 1-3 feet tall and armed with a stout spine at each leaf. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, ovate to elliptic in outline, with entire margins. The leaves are pubescent on both surfaces. Flowers are produced in corymbs on short branches at the apex of the plant. The corolla is slightly bell-shaped to round with 5 corolla lobes. The flowers are an intense blue color. The fruit is a capsule with many small seed. Ovate False Fiddleleaf is occasionally available from nurseries that specialize in aquatic and bog plants. It can be used in a small, shallow pool or in a bog garden. The plant can be aggressive, rapidly expanding from its rhizomes. You can help to prevent its unwanted spread by planting it is a pot and leaving the lip of the pot exposed. Ovate False Fiddleleaf prefers an organic rich soil that is consistently wet and full sun. It will grow in shallow standing water.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, OBL (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyHYDROLEACEAE - Hydolea Family family
Genus Hydrolea
Species Hydrolea ovata Nuttall - Ovate False Fiddleleaf

Citation

Citation HYDROLEA OVATA Nuttall ex Choisy, Mém. Soc. Phys. Gèneve 6: 109. 1834.
Basionym: **
Type: ARKANSAS

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Hydrolea ovata Hydrolea ovata Nuttall, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., ser. 2. 5: 196. 1836, non Nuttall ex Choisy 1833. ARKANSAS: Without data, Nuttall s.n. (lectotype: BM: isolectotype: K). Lectotypified by Davenport, Rhodora 90: 193. 1988.
Hydrolea ovata var. georgiana Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy, var. georgiana Brand, in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4(Heft 59): 180. 1913. GEORGIA: Mitchell Co.: Near Camilla, 8 Aug 1901, Harper 1170 (lectotype: BM; isolectotype: MO). Lectotypified by Davenport, Rhodora 90: 193. 1988.
Hydrolea ovatifolia Hydrolea ovatifolia Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 64. 1838 ("1836"). ARKANSAS
Hydrolea paniculata Hydrolea paniculata Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 64. 1838 ("1836"). ARKANSAS
Nama ovata Nama ovata (Nuttall ex Choisy) Britton ex Rusby, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 272. 1894.Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy 1833. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Barbour, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Houston, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, Talladega, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 1998

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0019822 Houston 30 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26674
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UWAL0035457 Pickens 12 Jul 2017 England, J. Kevin
8058
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy
UNA00039133 Wilcox 08 Aug 1979 L. J. Davenport
1525
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
UWAL0016260 Autauga 31 Aug 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25489
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
JSU126386 Talladega 24 Aug 1980 R. D. Whetstone
10233
JSU
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UNA00039130 Pickens 17 Sep 1978 L. J. Davenport
852
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
TROY000006299 Barbour 14 Aug 1998 John R. MacDonald
11737
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UWAL0019600 Barbour 06 Aug 1996 Kral, R.
86419
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
UNA00039134 Greene 28 Jul 1968 Joab L. Thomas
1767
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
UWAL0008509 Sumter 21 Oct 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6268
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
AUA_ACC066216 Wilcox 8 AUG 1979 DAVENPORT, LAWRENCE J.
1525
AUA
HYDROLEA OVATA NUTT. EX CHOISY
TROY000020601 Autauga 18 Oct 2006 Daniel D. Spaulding
12548
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UNA00066713 Barbour 14 Aug 1998 John R. MacDonald
11737
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
SAMF0003267 Marengo 25 Jul 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8542
SAMF
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
AUA_ACC023329 Dallas 2 AUG 1971 WATERS, JERRY C.
141
AUA
HYDROLEA OVATA NUTT. EX CHOISY
UWAL0006171 Wilcox 8 Aug 1979 Davenport, L.J.
1525
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy
AUA_ACC063552 Sumter 29 JUL 1980 FREEMAN, JOHN D.
2
AUA
HYDROLEA OVATA NUTT. EX CHOISY
TROY000006300 Wilcox 08 Aug 1979 Larry J. Davenport
1525
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UNA00039140 Wilcox 04 Aug 1978 John H. Wiersema
402
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
UWAL0011123 Wilcox 12 Jul 2012 Webb, Wayne
s.n.
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
TROY000035006 Sumter 21 Oct 2010 Brian R. Keener
6268
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
SAMF0004570 Sumter 21 Oct 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6268
SAMF
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy
AUA_ACC039547 Dallas 15 JUL 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
950
AUA
HYDROLEA OVATA NUTT. EX CHOISY
TROY000020600 Sumter 29 Jul 1980 Larry Dalrymple
2
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UWAL0018936 Marengo 05 Jul 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8542
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
UNA00039139 Elmore 09 Aug 1980 Sidney McDaniel
24318
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
TROY000045831 Autauga 31 Aug 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25489
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
UWAL0019607 Barbour 24 Jul 1990 Kral, R.
77999
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nutt
UWAL0012674 Dallas 22 Jun 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
0318
UWAL
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy
UNA00039129 Dallas 15 Jul 1982 S. C. Gunn
950
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
TROY000042561 Houston 30 Jul 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26674
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
USAM000007346 Wilcox 04 Aug 1978 John H. Wiersema
402
USAM
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
AUA_ACC019672 Autauga 7 SEP 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
816
AUA
HYDROLEA OVATA NUTT. EX CHOISY
UNA00039131 Autauga _ Aug _ Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Hydrolea ovata Nutt. ex Choisy
SAMF0004569 Wilcox 08 Aug 1979 Davenport, L. J.
1525
SAMF
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall ex Choisy
TROY000035164 Wilcox 12 Jul 2012 Wayne K. Webb
s.n.
TROY
Hydrolea ovata Nuttall
AUA_ACC071112 Barbour 26 SEP 2012 BARGER, T. WAYNE
SP820
AUA
HYDROLEA OVATA NUTT. EX CHOISY
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