Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1084

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in margins of acidic, peaty (blackwater) swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
The enlarged petaloid sepal is creamy or rose, corolla yellow-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx, usually with 1 showy petaloid lobe
5-lobed corolla
5 exserted stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pinckneya bracteata   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinckneya bracteata   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-01-001:
Pinckneya pubens   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fevertree, Pinkneya


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image of Pinckneya bracteata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_pinckneya_bracteata_1

June    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

1 or more sepals enlarged, petal-like, creamy to rose-colored, conspicuous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Pinckneya bracteata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_pinckneya_bracteata_2

September    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Fruit a subglobose capsule about 1/2" across, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Pinckneya bracteata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_pinckneya_bracteata2b

September    Orange County    NC

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Lf upper surface dark geen, slightly pubescent; lower pale, downy pubescent, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.