Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2009

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows & swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, subopposite, or rarely alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a terminal raceme, flowers borne in axils of small linear bracts

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia terrestris   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia terrestris   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-007:
Lysimachia terrestris   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Candles, Bog-candles, Bog Loosestrife