Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2550

Forb
Annual

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in dry to moist pinelands, wet pine savannas, sandhills, other dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple: Parted or divided into filiform segments less than 0.5mm wide
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Seymeria cassioides   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Seymeria cassioides   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-23-001:
Seymeria cassioides   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Senna Seymeria


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image of Seymeria cassioides

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_seymeria_cassoides

September        

Leaves opposite, thread-like, 1-1.5cm long and less than 0.5mm wide, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Seymeria cassioides

Will Stuart    wil_8442010888_baa26401c1

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Seymeria cassioides

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_seymeria_cassioides

October        

Flowers with 5 rounded lobes, two of which are partially united, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.