Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2617

Shrub; Semi-aquatic
Perennial
Monoecious
Has slightly milky sap

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in ponds in pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow calyx/red stigmas
Unisexual
2-3 parted calyx
Petals absent
2 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stillingia aquatica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stillingia aquatica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-07-002:
Stillingia aquatica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Corkwood, Water Toothleaf


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image of Stillingia aquatica

Keith Bradley    kab_s_aquatica_76822

May    Palm Beach County    FL

Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

image of Stillingia aquatica

Keith Bradley    kab_s_aquatica_76825

May    Palm Beach County    FL

Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

Tiny flowers are borne in a conspicuous cylindrical spike at branch tips, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Stillingia aquatica

Keith Bradley    kab_s_aquatica_76842

May    Palm Beach County    FL

Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

Fishermen once used sections of the stems as floats, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Stillingia aquatica

Keith Bradley    kab_s_aquatica_76842b

May    Palm Beach County    FL

Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

Leaves narrowyly lance-shaped and well-spaced along the stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.