Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2437

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, usually in white sand, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills and on riverine dunes in the middle and upper Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (usually absent at flowering) & whorled

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy white/ Pinkish
Bisexual
6 sepals of two different sizes
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-01-001:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue