Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

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

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC

Look for it in alluvial forests, bottomlands, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White or absent
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals (or petals absent)
5 or 10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Yellow
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cerastium nutans   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cerastium nutans var. nutans   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-08-005a:
Cerastium nutans var. nutans   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cerastium longepedunculatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Mouse-ear Chickweed