Please try our next iteration of the Michigan Flora Online here. Beginning on February 1, 2023, will point to this new site.

The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.


Included in Nymphaeaceae in Michigan Flora.

1. Principal leaves simple, alternate or basal, floating; stamens 12 or more; flowers reddish, 12 mm or more long.


1. Principal leaves dissected, opposite, submersed (small, alternate, floating, peltate leaves may also be present); stamens 3–6; flowers whitish, less than 12 mm long.


All species found in Cabombaceae

Brasenia schreberiWATER-SHIELD 
Cabomba carolinianaFANWORT 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 29, 2023.