Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2738

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC & northward)

Look for it in sandhill woodlands, shell middens in the outer Coastal Plain, woodlands and barrens over diabase and other mafic rocks in the Piedmont and low Mountains, barrens, glades, or woodlands over calcareous rocks in the Mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow/ Orange
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
5-lobed tubular to tubular-funnelform corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a leafy helicoid cyme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lithospermum virginianum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Onosmodium virginianum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-06-001:
Onosmodium virginianum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Marbleseed, False Gromwell