Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1891

Forb

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

Uncommon

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/ Greenish-yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed tubular corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red/ Reddish-orange
Drupe

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Triosteum perfoliatum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triosteum perfoliatum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-04-001:
Triosteum perfoliatum   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Perfoliate Horse-gentian, Perfoliate Tinker's-weed, Wild Coffee, Feverwort


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image of Triosteum perfoliatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trpe5_001_lvd

        

image of Triosteum perfoliatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_triosteum_perfoliatum

May        

Herbage soft gray-hairy. Flowers purplish-red or greenish-yellow, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Triosteum perfoliatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_perfoliatum_horseg2

June        

Leaves primarily connate-perfoliate, the joined base 3-9cm wide, per Weakley's Flora.