Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2708

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, cultivated & rarely persistent or escaped

Look for it on roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed campanulate to campanulate-rotate corolla
5 stamens, united at base
Superior ovary
Flowers in a dense terminal raceme, generally drooping at the tip

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia clethroides   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia clethroides   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Gooseneck Loosestrife