OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola virginiana +   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-006:
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop


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JK Marlow    jkm210209_8720

February    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210309_9036

March    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210406_9181

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210406_9256

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves cuneate at the base. Pedicels stout, erect, 1-5(12)mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210406_9264

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Bractlets linear, slightly longer than the sepals. Sepals 4-6mm long, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210413_9502

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgvirginiana_cane1

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Nearly 2' tall; leaves elliptical; flowers on stout but very short pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

Steve Marlow    snm210406_6176

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm210603_0970

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola virginiana +   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-006:
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

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2236

Emergent aquatic or semi-aquatic (rooted) ?; Forb
Annual/Weak perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in SC Mountains, rare in NC Mountains)

Habitat: Sluggish streams, bogs, wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring
White (lined with lavender)
Bisexual
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but the upper two lobes are fused)
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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