Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2094

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in moist organic soil at high elevations (esp in spruce-fir and ), rocky or gravelly seepages, in spray behind waterfalls, at dripping cliff bases, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
2-merous
2 sepals
2 petals
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nut-like

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Circaea alpina ssp. alpina   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Circaea alpina ssp. alpina   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-05-002:
Circaea alpina   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Circaea alpina var. alpina

 

COMMON NAME:
Alpine Enchanter's Nightshade, Smaller Enchanter's Nightshade


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image of Circaea alpina ssp. alpina

Diane Creaton    dmc03295

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves coarsely toothed, 1.0-2.5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Circaea alpina ssp. alpina

JK Marlow    jkm100626_015

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves have coarse, sharp teeth and are often cordate at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Circaea alpina ssp. alpina

JK Marlow    jkm100626_017

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Flowers are crowded at the top of the raceme, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.