Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2417

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bogs, swamps, savannas, pocosin ecotones, pocosins, dune swales, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - scale-like, inconspicuous
Opposite just below inflorescence, alternate or subopposite lower down

FLOWER:
WinterSummer/Fall
Yellowish/Straw-colored (greenish or purplish towards apex)
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
4 stamens
Inflorescence an ascending raceme or narrow panicle

FRUIT:
WinterSummer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Bartonia virginica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bartonia virginica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-04-002:
Bartonia virginica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bartonia virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Bartonia, Yellow Screwstem, Yellow Bartonia, Common Bartonia


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image of Bartonia virginica, Virginia Bartonia, Yellow Screwstem, Yellow Bartonia, Common Bartonia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbvirginica_fs188

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Tiny flowers, with corolla lobes erect or ascending, on a wiry 4-16" stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.