Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1451

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in woodlands & forests, usually on circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Red outside (yellow inside)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5-lobed tubular corolla
5 stamens
Flowers in a terminal one-sided (secund) cyme

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Spigelia marilandica   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spigelia marilandica   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 154-02-001:
Spigelia marilandica   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Pink, Woodland Pinkroot, Wormgrass