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Upright Burhead

Echinodorus berteroi

Other common name(s):

Family:

Alismataceae (Water Plantain Family)

Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map

East Central Texas Plains, Edwards Plateau, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Southern Texas Plains, Texas Blackland Prairies
Floodplains and Low Terraces2
Balcones Canyonlands
Coastal Sand Plain, Floodplains and Low Terraces4, Laguna Madre Barrier Island and Coastal Marshes, Lower Rio Grande Alluvial Floodplain, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Mid-Coast Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes, Northern Humid Gulf Coastal Prairies, Southern Subhumid Gulf Coastal Prairies
Northern Nueces Alluvial Plains, Rio Grande Floodplain and Terraces, Semiarid Edwards Bajada, Texas-Tamaulipan Thornscrub
Floodplains and Low Terraces1, Northern Blackland Prairie, Southern Blackland Prairie

Plant Characteristics

Growth Form

Wetland

Height

1
to
3
ft.

Spread

1
to
3
ft.

Leaf Retention

Deciduous

Lifespan

Annual

Habitat and Care Requirements

Soil Type(s)

Mud

Light Requirement

Sun, Part Shade

Water Requirement

Low, Medium

Native Habitat

Wetland or Riparian

Bloom and Attraction

Bloom Color

White, Yellow

Bloom Season

Summer, Fall

Seasonal Interest

Flowers

Wildlife Benefit

Unknown

Maintenance

Set up a pond or a water collection tank near a downspout to supplement water.

Comments

Blooms July-November. Members of the Water-Plantain Family grow in water, in swamps, on muddy banks, or occasionally in wet sand. Each plant has long-petioled leaves in a clump with a flowering stem rising among them. The white flower stamens and pistils may be in separate flowers.
Previous Scientific Name(s): Synonym(s): Echinodorus berteroi var. lanceolatus, Echinodorus rostratus, Echinodorus rostratus var. lanceolatus

References

1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ECBE2. 3) https://portal.torcherbaria.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=Echinodorus+berteroi&formsubmit=Search+Terms. 4) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=306&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 5) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=182443#null.