Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wingstem Water-primrose, Wingleaf Primrose-willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia decurrens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia decurrens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia decurrens 137-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Jussiaea decurrens


Petals 6-12mm long, 4-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Water-willow, Primrose Willow, Anglestem Primrose-willow
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia leptocarpa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia leptocarpa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia leptocarpa 137-01-003

Floral tube much longer than the pedicel, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Showy Water-primrose, Large-flower Water-primrose
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ludwigia grandiflora
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. grandiflora

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011) Ludwigia grandiflora

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Ludwigia uruguayensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Separation of 2 species within Ludwigia uruguayensis (Zardini, Gu, Raven, 1991) Ludwigia grandiflora

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia uruguayensis 137-01-004?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ludwigia grandiflora var. grandiflora


In summer, on erect flowering stems, the leaves elongate, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.


camera icon Common Name: Common Water-primrose
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Ludwigia hexapetala
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. hexapetala

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011) Ludwigia grandiflora

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Ludwigia uruguayensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Separation of 2 species within Ludwigia uruguayensis (Zardini, Gu, Raven, 1991) Ludwigia hexapetala

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia uruguayensis 137-01-004?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ludwigia grandiflora var. hexapetala


Ssp. hexapetala is understood to be larger flowered than ssp. grandiflora, per Observations on the Ludwigia uruguayensis Complex (Onagraceae) in the US (Nesom & Kartesz, 2000).


camera icon Common Name: Savanna Seedbox, Slender Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia virgata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia virgata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia virgata 137-01-006

Sepals ovate and reflexed. Style 7-9mm long, its enlarged base prominent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Harper's Seedbox, Seaside Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ludwigia maritima
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia maritima
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia maritima 137-01-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ludwigia maritima


Petals slightly longer than wide. Stylopodium prominent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon Common Name: Rafinesque's Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia hirtella
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia hirtella
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia hirtella 137-01-008

Petals larger than those of L. alternifolia, exceeding the narrow sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Alternate-leaf Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia alternifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia alternifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia alternifolia 137-01-009

Flowers yellow, about 1/2" across, with conspicuous spreading sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Shrubby Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia suffruticosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia suffruticosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia suffruticosa 137-01-014

Flowers in a terminal headlike cluster; flowering stems 12-32" tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon Common Name: piedmont primrose-willow
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ludwigia arcuata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia arcuata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia arcuata 137-01-019

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ludwigiantha arcuata


Petals longer than sepals; pedicels 15-35mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Ludwigia brevipes, Long Beach Seedbox, Coastal Plain Water-purslane
Common Name: Long Beach Seedbox, Coastal Plain Water-purslane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia brevipes
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia brevipes
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia brevipes 137-01-020

range map need picture of flower of Ludwigia repens, Creeping Seedbox
camera icon Common Name: Creeping Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ludwigia repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia repens 137-01-021

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Ludwigia natans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Isnardia repens


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Water-purslane, Marsh Purslane, Marsh Seedbox
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ludwigia palustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ludwigia palustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ludwigia palustris 137-01-023

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Isnardia palustris


This species prostrate or floating. Minute flowers sessile in the axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera biennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera biennis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera biennis 137-02-001

Four broad yellow petals with notched tips. Yellow anthers extended, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon Common Name: Beach Evening Primrose, Drummond's Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Oenothera drummondii
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Oenothera drummondii
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera drummondii 137-02-003

Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Raimannia drummondii

Oenothera drummondii ssp. drummondii

Oenothera drummondii var. drummondii


The flowers are about 3" wide and turn toward the sun, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon Common Name: Dunes Evening Primrose, Seabeach Evening Primrose, Spreading Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera humifusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera humifusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera humifusa 137-02-004

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Raimannia humifusa


Yellow flowers tinged with pink, about 1" wide, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cutleaf Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera laciniata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera laciniata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera laciniata var. laciniata 137-02-006a

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Raimannia laciniata


Four broad petals with notched tips, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Showy Evening Primrose, White Evening Primrose, Pink-ladies, Pink Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera speciosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera speciosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera speciosa 137-02-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Hartmannia speciosa


All Oenothera found in the southern mtns have a 4-branched stigma, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


Common Name: Little Sundrops, Small Sundrops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera perennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera perennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera perennis 137-02-008

Flowers open singly; inflorescence mostly nodding. Leaves lanceolate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Sundrops, Narrowleaf Sundrops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera fruticosa +
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera fruticosa 137-02-009

Petals yellow, veiny, ends notched; stamens orange [here, var. subglobosa], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Riverbank Evening Primrose, Riverbank Sundrops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera riparia
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera fruticosa 137-02-009?

SYNONYMOUS WITH Onagraceae (Munz, 1965) Oenothera tetragona ssp. glauca var. riparia


Leaves linear-lanceolate and rather thick, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon Common Name: Northern Sundrops, Appalachian Sundrops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera tetragona +
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Oenothera fruticosa +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera tetragona 137-02-010

Inflorescence usually erect. Petals (8-)15-35mm long, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Oenothera linifolia, Threadleaf Sundrops, Flaxleaf Sundrops
Common Name: Threadleaf Sundrops, Flaxleaf Sundrops
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera linifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera linifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Oenothera linifolia 137-02-011x

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Peniophyllum linifolium


range map need picture of flower of Oenothera argillicola, Shale-barren Evening Primrose, Shale Evening Primrose
Common Name: Shale-barren Evening Primrose, Shale Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera argillicola
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera argillicola

camera icon Common Name: Stemless Evening Primrose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera triloba
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oenothera triloba

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Lavauxia triloba


No aboveground stem, with leaves & flowers arising from a stout rootstock, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Epilobium leptophyllum, Narrowleaf Willowherb, Bog Willowherb, American Marsh Willowherb
Common Name: Narrowleaf Willowherb, Bog Willowherb, American Marsh Willowherb
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Epilobium leptophyllum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Epilobium leptophyllum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Epilobium leptophyllum 137-03-001

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Great Willowherb, Fireweed
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Chamaenerion danielsii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015) Chamaenerion angustifolium ssp. circumvagum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012) Chamerion platyphyllum

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Epilobium angustifolium 137-03-002

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Chamaenerion angustifolium


Flowers numerous, with 4 roundish short-clawed petals and a 4-lobed stigma, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purpleleaf Willowherb, Bronze Willowherb, Eastern Willowherb
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Epilobium coloratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Epilobium coloratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Epilobium coloratum 137-03-003

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Epilobium coloratum


The flowers are less than 1/4" wide, with pink or white notched petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum, Fringed Willowherb, American Willowherb
Common Name: Fringed Willowherb, American Willowherb
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Epilobium ciliatum 137-03-004

INCLUDING Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Epilobium adenocaulon var. adenocaulon


camera icon Common Name: Threadstalk Gaura, Slenderstalk Beeblossom
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera filipes
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaura filipes
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaura filipes 137-04-001

The protruding style has a cross-shaped stigma; stamens are long & drooping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Biennial Gaura, Northeastern Gaura, Morning Honeysuckle, Biennial Beeblossom
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Oenothera gaura
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaura biennis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaura biennis 137-04-004

4 clawed petals, 8 conspicuous stamens, a style with a 4-lobed stigma, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Southeastern Gaura, Southern Beeblossom
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Oenothera simulans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaura angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaura angustifolia 137-04-005

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Gaura angustifolia


Petals 3-4, white to pink, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Enchanter's Nightshade
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Circaea canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis 137-05-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Circaea quadrisulcata var. canadensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Circaea latifolia


Two deeply notched petals, one of only a few plants with 2-petaled flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Alpine Enchanter's Nightshade, Smaller Enchanter's Nightshade
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Circaea alpina ssp. alpina
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Circaea alpina ssp. alpina

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Circaea alpina var. alpina

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Circaea alpina 137-05-002

Flowers are crowded at the top of the raceme, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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