Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Leaf-flower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Phyllanthus caroliniensis 107-10-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Phyllanthus caroliniensis
LESS THAN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Phyllanthus carolinensis

Flowers produced on ultimate and penultimate orders of branches, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mascarene Island Leaf-flower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllanthus tenellus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus tenellus
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) (MISIDENTIFIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Phyllanthus amarus 107-10-002


Long, capillary pistillate pedicels that are flexuous and pendent in fruit, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chamber Bitter
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllanthus urinaria ssp. urinaria
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus urinaria


Male flowers borne toward branchlet tip, female flowers toward the base, per Weakley's Flora.


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"A good rule of thumb is never to grow a nonnative plant with fruits that are dispersed by birds, because they invariably will be scattered throughout the landscape, with possibly deleterious effects." — Janet Marinelli, The Wildlife Gardener's Guide