Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual/Biennial

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

Uncommon in NC Mtns & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in our area

Look for it in woodlands, fens, barrens, rock outcrops, meadows, wet pastures, grassy openings, usually over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Red bracts, yellow corolla
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx, each side completely fused
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-28-001:
Castilleja coccinea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Indian Paintbrush