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Water-milfoil (Haloragaceae)
2. Leaves alternate (Proserpinaca)

Mermaidweed (Proserpinaca palustris L.) 
Native perennial
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Proserpinaca palustris map                                           Proserpinaca palustris

Note: This is a distinctive member of the milfoil family.  Like twoleaf milfoil, it exhibits leaf heterophylly.  However, the leaves are longer, not as thick, and saw-toothed (serrate) along the edge (margin).                                         


Last update: 1/30/04
Comments to : Bruce Hoagland

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