OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-01-002:
Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pinguicula lutea

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Butterwort


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image of Pinguicula lutea, Yellow Butterwort

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_pinguicula_lutea2

May    Brunswick County    NC

A solitary, sulfur-yellow, spurred, 1-2" flower terminates the single scape, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-01-002:
Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Pinguicula lutea

 

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1085

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC, rare in NC

Look for it in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain, rarely extending inland to seepages and sandhill-pocosin ecotones in the fall-line Sandhills of SC, per Weakley's Flora

map
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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Not symmetrical
5-lobed calyx (rarely 4-lobed)
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary on leafless stalks

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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