Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2535

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to NC-SC Coastal Plain

Look for it in low pocosins, high pocosins, streamhead pocosins, savanna-pocosin ecotones, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-4

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia asperulifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia asperulifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-009:
Lysimachia asperulaefolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pocosin Loosestrife, "Roughleaf Loosestrife"