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Watershield

Scientific Name: Brasenia schreberi 
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Small, football-shaped leaves only 2 to 4 inches long.
Leaves lie flat on water surface; dark red underneath with gelatinous covering.
Very inconspicuous dark red flower on short stalk.
Brasenia schreberi taken by Graves Lovell

Brasenia schreberi taken by Graves Lovell

Brasenia schreberi taken by Graves Lovell

Brasenia schreberi taken by Graves Lovell

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