Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2030

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in bogs, marshes, wet hardwood forests, other moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Light 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 saponaria   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana saponaria   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-008:
Gentiana saponaria   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Soapwort Gentian, Harvest Bells