Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2701

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Look for it in swamps, marshes, ditches, other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
4-5 lobed corolla
4-5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mitreola petiolata   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mitreola petiolata   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 154-03-002:
Cynoctonum mitreola   FAMILY Loganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Caribbean Miterwort


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image of Mitreola petiolata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cymi_001_lvd

        

image of Mitreola petiolata

Keith Bradley    kab_m_petiolata_0340

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Mitreola petiolata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mitreola_petiolata_2

August        

Inflorescence is a secund (one-sided) cyme terminating the stem & branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Mitreola petiolata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmpetiolata_dogswamp2

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves entire, lance-shaped to elliptic or ovate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.