Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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range map need picture of flower of Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis, Carolina Elytraria
Common Name: Carolina Elytraria
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Elytraria caroliniensis 171-01-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Tubiflora carolinensis

camera icon Common Name: Blue Twinflower, Pineland Dyschoriste, Oblong Twinflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dyschoriste oblongifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dyschoriste oblongifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Dyschoriste oblongifolia 171-02-001


Flowers axillary, bluish-purple with dark spots, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon Common Name: Swamp Twinflower, Swamp Dyschoriste
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dyschoriste humistrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dyschoriste humistrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Dyschoriste humistrata 171-02-002


Corolla shorter than that of D. oblongifolia (< 12mm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Limestone Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia strepens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia strepens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia strepens 171-03-001


Flowers usually solitary from leaf axils in central portion of the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Ruellia pinetorum, Pineland Wild Petunia
Common Name: Pineland Wild Petunia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia pinetorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia pedunculata ssp. pinetorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia pinetorum 171-03-002


camera icon Common Name: Pursh's Wild Petunia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia purshiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia purshiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia purshiana 171-03-003
LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Ruellia pedunculata

Flowers usually solitary on axillary peduncles at middle and lower nodes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Mexican Bluebell
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ruellia simplex
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Ruellia caerulea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia brittoniana 171-03-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ruellia malacosperma
SYNONYMOUS WITH Ruellia simplex, older name for R tweediana & R coerulea (Ezcurra & Daniel 2007) Ruellia simplex

Calyx lobes linear, 3.5-10mm long. Corolla tube about equaling throat, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Wild Petunia, Low Wild Petunia, Glade Wild Petunia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia humilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia humilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia humilis 171-03-005


Flowers in axils of median & upper nodes, also usually from terminal cluster, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Wild Petunia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia ciliosa var. ciliosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. ciliosa var. cinerascens
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia ciliosa 171-03-006


One or a few flowers, erect, their mouths facing up, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Wild Petunia, Common Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruellia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia caroliniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis var. caroliniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ruellia caroliniensis 171-03-007
(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ruellia parviflora

Corolla funnelform, with tube, open throat, 5 subequal petals, 2-cleft stigma, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Night-flowering Wild Petunia, Night-blooming Wild Petunia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ruellia noctiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ruellia noctiflora


Corolla 6-10cm long, opening at night and withering by mid-morning, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon Common Name: Branched Foldwing, Dicliptera
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dicliptera brachiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dicliptera brachiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Dicliptera brachiata 171-04-001


0.6" long, tubular, deeply 2-lipped corolla with leaf-like bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Water-willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Justicia americana 171-05-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Dianthera americana

Flower white to lavender w purple markings, upper lip notched, lower 3-lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Justicia ovata var. ovata, Coastal Plain Water-willow, Loose-flower Water-willow
speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Water-willow, Loose-flower Water-willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia ovata var. ovata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia ovata var. ovata
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Justicia ovata 171-05-002


camera icon Common Name: Pineland Water-willow, Narrowleaf Water-willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia angusta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia angusta
SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Acanthaceae in the Southeastern US (Long, 1970) Justicia ovata var. angusta
LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Justicia crassifolia

camera icon Common Name: thickleaf water-willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Justicia crassifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Justicia crassifolia
LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Justicia crassifolia

range map need picture of flower of Hygrophila polysperma, East Indian Swampweed, East Indian Hygrophila, Miramar Weed, Hygro
Common Name: East Indian Swampweed, East Indian Hygrophila, Miramar Weed, Hygro
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hygrophila polysperma
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hygrophila polysperma
SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011) Hygrophila polysperma

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"Purple (botanically speaking) is a dreadfully abused term which is made to stand for half the rainbow; it means anything from crimson to violet." — F. Schuyler Mathews, Fieldbook of American Wild Flowers