Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2483

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it on blackwater riverbanks, in pond cypress savannas in Carolina bays, other acidic wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Clear golden yellow
Bisexual
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but the upper two lobes are fused)
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/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):
Gratiola aurea   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola aurea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-07-003:
Gratiola aurea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Hedge-hyssop, Golden-pert


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image of Gratiola aurea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_grau_001_lvd

        

image of Gratiola aurea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgaurea_wac1

June        

Leaf width intermediate between G. ramosa (1-2mm) & G. neglecta (2-12mm), per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Gratiola aurea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgaurea_wac2

June        

image of Gratiola aurea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgaurea_wac3

June        

Flowers long-stalked in leaf axils, 2-lipped with lower lip 3-lobed, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.