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