Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2565

Forb
Annual/Short-lived perennial

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

Common

Look for it in xeric sands of sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & mostly opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
3-5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Stipulicida setacea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stipulicida setacea var. setacea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-04-001:
Stipulicida setacea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Stipulicida setacea var. setacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Wireplant