Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 35 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Sabatia, Lanceleaf Rose-gentian, Lanceleaf Sabatia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia difformis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia difformis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia difformis 155-01-001

 

Look for it in pine savannas, bogs, pocosins

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Four-angle Sabatia, Four-angle Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia quadrangula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia quadrangula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia quadrangula 155-01-002

 

Look for it in sandhills, moist forests, pocosin ecotones.

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Rose-pink, Narrowleaf Rose-gentian, Narrowleaf Sabatia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia brachiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia brachiata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia brachiata 155-01-004

 

Look for it in mesic pinelands, sandhills, pine savannas, pine flatwoods

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rose-pink, Bitterbloom, Common Marsh-pink
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia angularis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia angularis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia angularis 155-01-005

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, marshes, fields

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Sea-pink, Salt-marsh Pink, Rose-of-Plymouth
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia stellaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia stellaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia stellaris 155-01-007

 

Look for it in brackish marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Slender Marsh-pink, Slender Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia campanulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia campanulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia campanulata 155-01-008

 

Look for it in pine savannas, bogs

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Rose-pink, Coastal Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sabatia calycina
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia calycina
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia calycina 155-01-009

 

Look for it in swamp forests, on river banks

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Perennial Sea-pink, Large Marsh Rose-pink, Marsh Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia dodecandra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra 155-01-010a

 

Look for it in tidal brackish & freshwater marshes

Common (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia foliosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia dodecandra var. foliosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia dodecandra var. dodecandra 155-01-010a?

 

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bartram's Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia bartramii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia bartramii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia dodecandra var. coriacea 155-01-010b

 

Look for it in margins of Taxodium ascendens-Nyssa depressions, wet pine flatwoods

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Plymouth Rose-gentian, Plymouth Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia kennedyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia kennedyana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia dodecandra var. kennedyana 155-01-010c

 

Look for it in seasonally exposed drawdown banks of the Waccamaw River, in adjacent ditches and disturbed flats

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pinewoods Rose-gentian, Pinewoods Rose-pink
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia gentianoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia gentianoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sabatia gentianoides 155-01-011

 

Look for it in pine savannas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cumberland Rose-gentian, Appalachian Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia capitata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia capitata

 

Look for it in sloping woodlands and meadows, over sandstone or shale

Rare

Native to Georgia & apparently North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Largeflower Rose-gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sabatia grandiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sabatia grandiflora

 

Look for it in wet flatwoods, marshes, cypress-gum depressions, limesink ponds, borrow pits

Native to Florida & Alabama

 


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camera icon Common Name: Eastern Fringed Gentian, Greater Fringed Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentianopsis crinita
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentianopsis crinita
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana crinita 155-02-001

 

Look for it in sunny or semi-shaded seepage areas over calcareous, mafic, or ultramafic rocks (such as limestone, amphibolite, or serpentinized olivine)

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stiff Gentian, Appalachian Gentianella, Fivefinger Gentian, Eastern Agueweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Gentianella quinquefolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana quinquefolia 155-02-002

 

Look for it in forests, grassy balds

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinebarren Gentian, Autumn Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana autumnalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana autumnalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana autumnalis 155-02-003

 

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhills, in a variety of sites varying from moist to very xeric nearly always (in NC-SC) associated with Pinus palustris and/or Aristida stricta

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Striped Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana villosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana villosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana villosa 155-02-004

 

Look for it in upland forests, sandhill/pocosin ecotones

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Gentiana alba, Pale Gentian, Plain Gentian need picture of leaf or frond of Gentiana alba, Pale Gentian, Plain Gentian need picture of flower of Gentiana alba, Pale Gentian, Plain Gentian need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Gentiana alba, Pale Gentian, Plain Gentian need picture of fruit of Gentiana alba, Pale Gentian, Plain Gentian
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Common Name: Pale Gentian, Plain Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana alba
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana alba
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana alba 155-02-005

 

Look for it in moist meadows

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Gentian, Showy Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana decora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana decora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana decora 155-02-006

 

Look for it in forests

Common (rare in Piedmont), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Meadow Closed Gentian, Meadow Bottle Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana clausa
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Gentiana clausa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana clausa 155-02-007

 

Look for it in forests

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Ridge Gentian, Appalachian Gentian, Pine Barren Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana austromontana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana austromontana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana clausa 155-02-007?

 

Look for it mountain forests and grassy balds, especially at medium to high elevations, but descending to ca. 600 m (2200 feet)

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Balsam Mountain Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana latidens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana saponaria var. latidens
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana clausa 155-02-007?

 

Look for it in moist, often seeping, more or less open sites on rocky slopes

Rare, restricted to the higher mountains of NC south of Asheville

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soapwort Gentian, Harvest Bells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana saponaria
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana saponaria
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana saponaria 155-02-008

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, wet hardwood forests, other moist to wet habitats

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Gentian, Catesby's Gentian, Elliott's Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gentiana catesbaei 155-02-009

 

Look for it in pocosins, moist savanna edges, edges of moist hardwood forests, bluff seepages

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii, Prairie Closed Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian need picture of leaf or frond of Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii, Prairie Closed Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian need picture of flower of Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii, Prairie Closed Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii, Prairie Closed Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian need picture of fruit of Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii, Prairie Closed Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian
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speaker icon Common Name: Prairie Closed Gentian, Closed Bottle Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana andrewsii var. andrewsii

 

Look for it in meadows, seeps, forest edges

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Gentiana linearis, Narrowleaf Gentian need picture of leaf or frond of Gentiana linearis, Narrowleaf Gentian need picture of flower of Gentiana linearis, Narrowleaf Gentian need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Gentiana linearis, Narrowleaf Gentian need picture of fruit of Gentiana linearis, Narrowleaf Gentian
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Common Name: Narrowleaf Gentian
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gentiana linearis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gentiana linearis

 

Look for it in openings in spruce-fir forest, bogs, at high elevations

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Columbo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Frasera caroliniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Frasera caroliniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Swertia caroliniensis 155-03-001

 

Look for it in rich forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, upper slopes of cove forests, floodplain forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Spring Bartonia, White Bartonia, White Screwstem
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bartonia verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bartonia verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bartonia verna 155-04-001

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, on shores of Coastal Plain depression ponds, interdune swales, other moist sands

Common (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Bartonia, Yellow Screwstem, Yellow Bartonia, Common Bartonia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bartonia virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bartonia virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bartonia virginica 155-04-002

 

Look for it in bogs, swamps, savannas, pocosin ecotones, pocosins, dune swales

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennywort, Virginia Pennywort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Obolaria virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Obolaria virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Obolaria virginica 155-05-001

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist forests, mesic hammocks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Little Floating Heart
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides cordata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides cordata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nymphoides cordata 155-06-001

 

Look for it in upland depression ponds, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Big Floating Heart, Banana Floating Heart
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides aquatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides aquatica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nymphoides aquatica 155-06-002

 

Look for it in limesink ponds (dolines), other acidic & nutrient-poor water-filled depressions, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in Outer & Middle Coastal Plain

Uncommon, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Crested Floating Heart, Water Snowflake
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides cristata
(?) PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides cristata

 

Look for it in ponds and lakes

Rare. Introduced for water gardens/aquariums, considered a noxious aquatic weed

Non-native: China & India

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Floating Heart
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides peltata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides peltata

 

Look for it in ponds

Waifs. It is sold for cultivation in water gardens and will likely spread.

Non-native: Europe

 


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