Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Phyllanthaceae, Leaf-flower family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Leaf-flower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Phyllanthus caroliniensis   FAMILY: Phyllanthaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllanthus caroliniensis 107-10-001   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in moist woodlands, forests, and fields, often in seasonally wet, muddy places

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp in and around greenhouses

Uncommon (rare north of SC Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont)

Non-native: Mascarene Islands

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chamber Bitter
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllanthus urinaria ssp. urinaria   FAMILY: Phyllanthaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phyllanthus urinaria   FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae

 

Look for it in gardens and on roadsides, apparently preferring nitrogen-rich soils

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia

 


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