Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2529

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: eastern Asia & Oceania

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in sandy soils along roadsides and in fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Low alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed broadly campanulate corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Wahlenbergia marginata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wahlenbergia marginata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 178-03-001:
Wahlenbergia marginata   FAMILY Campanulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower


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image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

Keith Bradley    kab_w_marginata_2974

April    Lexington County    SC

The stigma is three-lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1695

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

This recent introduction has rapidly colonized the Southeast US, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm160611_002

June    McCormick County    SC

Leaves grow mostly on the lower half of the stem and are 1-4cm long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm160611_005

June    McCormick County    SC

Calyx tube adnate to ovary, forming hypanthium; corolla & stamens atop ovary, per Flora of China.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm160611_017

June    McCormick County    SC

Corolla blue, broadly campanulate, per Flora of China.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    s080712_a

July    Edgefield County    SC

Roadside

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm071027_038

October    Abbeville County    SC

Roadside

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm071027_044

October    Abbeville County    SC

Roadside

Leaf blades spatulate, oblanceolate, elliptic or linear, per Flora of China.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm071027_047

October    Abbeville County    SC

Roadside

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm161013_004

October    Abbeville County    SC

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm081102_145

November    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Calyx 5-lobed, lobes linear, 1.5-3 mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Wahlenbergia marginata, Wahlenbergia, Asian Rockbell, Asiatic bellflower

JK Marlow    jkm081102_147

November    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District