Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2284

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-toothed calyx
4-lobed corolla
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polypremum procumbens   FAMILY Tetrachondraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polypremum procumbens   FAMILY Buddlejaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 154-04-001:
Polypremum procumbens   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed


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image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_popr4_001_lvd

        

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm170520_937

May    Calhoun County    SC

Typically forms circular mats of arching & reclining, radiating branches, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm170520_939

May    Calhoun County    SC

Branches mostly green, but some rust-colored or orange, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

Frank Breazeale    fwb_4092ed1_2

June    Anderson County    SC

Corolla lobes spreading at maturity, throat with a dense ring of short hairs, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm120623_144

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm210605_1084

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Bases of each leaf in a pair connected by a small stipular membrane, per www.missouriplants.com.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Juniperleaf (Polypremum) and Pearlwort (Sagina)

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm120728_061

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

The numerous short, linear leaves have a thickened lustrous appearance, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm160715_306

July    McCormick County    SC

Flowers subtended by a pair of short leaflike bracts, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm160715_310

July    McCormick County    SC

Tiny white 4-petaled flowers are borne singly from the leaf axils, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm160715_311

July    McCormick County    SC

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_85

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_procumbens_2

July        

Calyx persistent, lobes lanceolate, relatively thick, sharply pointed, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm160826_018

August    Greenville County    SC

Petals broadly rounded (vs. acute in Oldenlandia), per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_123

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Polypremum procumbens, Juniperleaf, Polypremum, Rustweed

JK Marlow    jkm210907_3589

September    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve