Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2633

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in sandy thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Whorled

FLOWER:
Summer
Light pink/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-5 sepals
4-5 lobed campanulate corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

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):
Erica tetralix   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Erica tetralix   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-17-001:
Erica tetralix   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cross-leaved Heath