Taxon  Report   5670    
Monochoria vaginalis  (Burm. f.) C. Presl ex Kunth
Heart shape false pickerelweed,  Heartshape false pickerelweed
Monochoria vaginalis
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Monochoria vaginalis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Monochoria vaginalis is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

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Monochoria vaginalis
© 2001 CDFA
Genus: Monochoria
Communities: agricultural weed, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Monochoria vaginalis var. pauciflora
PLANTS: Pontederia vaginalis
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).