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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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 (1968) 154-04-001:
Polypremum procumbens   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rustweed, Polypremum, Juniperleaf


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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170520_937

May    Calhoun County    SC

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

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JK Marlow    jkm170520_939

May    Calhoun County    SC

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

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Frank Breazeale    fwb_4092ed1_2

June    Anderson County    SC

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

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JK Marlow    jkm120623_144

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm160715_306

July    McCormick County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160715_310

July    McCormick County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160715_311

July    McCormick County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_85

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_procumbens_2

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm160826_018

August    Greenville County    SC

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

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Roxanna Martin    rlm82309_123

August    Spartanburg County    SC