OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Frasera caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Frasera caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-03-001:
Swertia caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Columbo


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frca2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170408_466

April    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm170408_468

April    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm170408_470

April    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm190413_7292

April    Rabun County    GA

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_frasera_carolinensis

April        

The leafy, robust stems may be over 3m tall, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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Wesley Burnett    gwb070528_0639b

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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Wesley Burnett    gwb070528_0640

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Calyx lobes lanceolate, 0.6-1.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Wesley Burnett    gwb070528_0647

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Produces only basal rosettes for several years, then flowers and dies, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm070528_027

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Basal rosette leaves oblanceolate, to 60cm long, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

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JK Marlow    jkm070528_038

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Pollinator at work

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JK Marlow    jkm070528_049

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm070528_053

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_caroliniensis_14

May        

Each 5/8" long petal has near its center a green gland fringed w long hairs, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_f_caroliniensis_7

May        

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-03-001:
Swertia caroliniensis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1476

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Rich forests and woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, upper slopes of cove forests, floodplain forests, per Weakley's Flora

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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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