Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1452

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in GA, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in NC

Look for it in floating vegetation mats, roadsides, streambanks, other moist, open, habitats., per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Acmella repens   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acmella oppositifolia var. repens   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-63-001:
Spilanthes americana var. repens   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Spilanthes americana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Acmella repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Spilanthes, Creeping Spotflower