Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1912

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in pocosins, moist savanna edges, edges of moist hardwood forests, bluff seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Violet
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 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):
Gentiana catesbaei   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana catesbaei   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-009:
Gentiana catesbaei   FAMILY Gentianaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dasystephana parvifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Gentian, Catesby's Gentian, Elliott's Gentian