Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carpetweed, Indian-chickweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mollugo verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mollugo verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Mollugo verticillata 069-04-001

A few 3/16" flowers from each node. Sepals white but green-striped beneath, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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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