Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1476

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in rich forests over mafic or calcareous rocks, upper slopes of cove forests, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & whorls of 3-9 (mostly 4)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/Whitish with brownish-purple dots
Radially symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
4-5 lobed rotate corolla
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Frasera caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Frasera caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-03-001:
Swertia caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Columbo