Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Pocosin Loosestrife at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Pocosin Loosestrife, "Roughleaf Loosestrife"
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_l_asperulaefolia_1
May Orange County NC
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Whorls... of sessile, rounded-based, acuminate leaves on an unbranched stem, per Weakley's Flora.
Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC
Rare, endemic to NC-SC Coastal Plain
Whorls of 3-4
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Flowers in a terminal raceme
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