Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1518

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in floodplains, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish-pinkish-white
Bisexual
Irregularly 4-lobed calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Persicaria virginiana   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum virginianum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-03-001:
Tovara virginiana   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Studies of the southeastern United States flora (Horton, 1972)
Antenoron virginianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Jumpseed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_povi2_007_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tovi2_001_lvd

        

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Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020057

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Leaves usually marked with a purplish/blackish, inverted "V" towards base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm110522_657

May    Greenville County    SC

Firefly Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm110522_697

May    Greenville County    SC

Firefly Forest

Leaves tapering to acuminate apices, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_490

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

The base of the leaf stalk forms a short sheath (ocrea) around the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_497

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Ocrea 10-20mm, margins truncate, surface strigose to tomentose, per Flora of North America.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE ocreae of Jumpseed and Smartweed species

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_862

June    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm090711_023

July    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0508e_17

August    Oconee County    SC

Flowers strung out along a slender terminal spike up to 18" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120815_676

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm120815_681

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

4 tepals ~ 0.1" long, with base of each flower or its stalk in a sheath, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm150808_652

August    McDowell County?    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Tension in pedicel articulation is sufficient to throw mature achenes 3-4m, per Flora of North America.