OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Lythraceae, Loosestrife family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Toothcup, Lowland Rotala

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rotala ramosior   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rotala ramosior   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rotala ramosior 135-01-001   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, exposed drawdown muds and silts

Common (uncommon in GA & NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Roundleaf Toothcup, Dwarf Rotala

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rotala rotundifolia   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rotala rotundifolia   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in disturbed wet areas

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Red Toothcup, Scarlet Toothcup, valley redstem

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ammannia coccinea   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ammannia coccinea   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ammannia coccinea 135-02-001   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, exposed muddy river shores and banks, wet pine flatwoods, other wet places

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Water-purslane

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Didiplis diandra   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Didiplis diandra   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peplis diandra 135-03-001   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in stagnant water of pools, streams, and old beaverponds

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Water-oleander, Water-willow, Swamp Loosestrife, Peatweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Decodon verticillatus   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Decodon verticillatus   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Decodon verticillatus 135-04-001   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in natural lakes, limesink ponds, peatlands, peaty swamps, not known in the Piedmont or Mountains of NC or SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple Loosestrife

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lythrum salicaria   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lythrum salicaria   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lythrum salicaria 135-05-002   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in swamps, marshes, other wet places

Rare here, but aggressively colonizing wetlands in ne US

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northern Winged Loosestrife

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lythrum alatum   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lythrum alatum var. alatum   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in calcareous meadows, marl fens, and disturbed wet calcareous places

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Clammy Cuphea, Blue Waxweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuphea viscosissima   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuphea viscosissima   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuphea viscosissima 135-06-001   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in dry or wet places, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Colombian Waxweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cuphea carthagenensis   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cuphea carthagenensis   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cuphea carthagensis 135-06-002   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, floodplain forests, wet hammocks, other wet places

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Crape-myrtle

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lagerstroemia indica   FAMILY: Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lagerstroemia indica   FAMILY: Lythraceae

 

Look for it where it is persistent around old plantings, weakly spreading

Rare in the wild, commonly cultivated, persistent & weakly spreading

Non-native: Asia

 


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