Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Ovate Fiddleleaf
Hydrolea ovata
Family: Hydrophyllaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

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Habitat:
Swamps and wet woods.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Phenology:
Flowering Period: Early July to late August.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Hydrolea ovata is a little aquatic plant and has ovate leaves that have soft hairs on both sides as are the upper stems. The flower is blue and they are arranged in terminal clusters (cymes).

Management:
The habitat for this species is especially sensitive to changes in hydrology and not likely to withstand much alteration. Grazing or browsing pressure, vegetation removal, hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would be detrimental.

Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Fax: (502) 573-2355
Email:
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