Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1889

Forb

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

Uncommon in SC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC

Look for it in woodlands & forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Red/Brownish-red
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed tubular corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-04-002:
Triosteum aurantiacum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Triosteum perfoliatum var. aurantiacum

 

COMMON NAME:
Orange-fruited Horse-gentian