Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2836

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA, rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, woodland borders, usually in acidic soils and most common in oak/heath forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5 petaloid sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Santalales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Comandra umbellata var. umbellata   FAMILY Santalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata   FAMILY Santalaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 060-01-001:
Comandra umbellata   FAMILY Santalaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Comandra umbellata

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Comandra richardsiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Bastard Toadflax