Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2389

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

Look for it in marshes, ditches, exposed muddy river shores and banks, wet pine flatwoods, other wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
4 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ammannia coccinea   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ammannia coccinea   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 135-02-001:
Ammannia coccinea   FAMILY Lythraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Toothcup, valley redstem


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image of Ammannia coccinea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_amco_001_lvd

        

image of Ammannia coccinea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_amco_005_lvd

        

image of Ammannia coccinea

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mystery_10

August    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Smooth annual 4-40" tall, the stems often freely branched, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ammannia coccinea

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mystery_2

August    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Usually more than 3 flowers per leaf axil, the petals deep rose-purple, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ammannia coccinea

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mystery_8

August    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Leaves to 6" long & 0.5" wide, often dilated at base & somewhat clasping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Ammannia coccinea

Rusty Wilson    fkw_mystery_9

August    Greenwood County    SC

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Calyx lobes triangular, with acute apices, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Ammannia coccinea

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ammania_coccinea_3

August    Iredell County    NC

image of Ammannia coccinea

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ammania_coccinea_1

September    Iredell County    NC

image of Ammannia coccinea

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ammania_coccinea_2

September    Iredell County    NC