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Peltandra virginicaPeltandra virginicaPeltandra virginica

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Photograph(s) by*: RHW, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 2-2'
Flowers: Apr.-Jul.; green to white
Fruit: green or black

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 5.2-9.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 0-12"
Salinity: 0-2 ppt

Habitat

fresh to moderately brackish tidal and nontidal marshes, swamps, shallow waters of lakes and ponds

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

globular head of berries enclosed in green leathery case, curved downward; tolerates salinity to 2 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1424.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004