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Lake Hygrophila

Scientific Name: Hygrophila costata 
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Leaves arranged oppositely around stem; leaves have rough margins; primary and secondary leaf veins very distinct.
Small, white to pink flower in leaf axis; tiny leaves may also be present in leaf axis.
Stems and sometimes primary leaf vein dark red.
Usually grows in isolated clumps along shoreline, but can eventually surround shoreline. Appearance and growth habit very similar to Alternanthera spp. which has a terminal white flower.

Hygrophila costata taken by Graves Lovell

Hygrophila costata taken by Graves Lovell

Hygrophila costata taken by Graves Lovell

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