Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2997

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, sandy soils of roadsides, woodland edges, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Orange-yellow
5-parted calyx
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Piriqueta caroliniana var. caroliniana   FAMILY Passifloraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Piriqueta cistoides ssp. caroliniana   FAMILY Turneraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 125-01-001:
Piriqueta caroliniana   FAMILY Turneraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Piriqueta, Pitted Stripeseed


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image of Piriqueta caroliniana var. caroliniana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_caroliniana_2

July        

In some flowers, stamens are longer than the pistil, vice versa in others, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Piriqueta caroliniana var. caroliniana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_caroliniana_cropped

July        

Flowers remain open only on sunny days, and petals fall off easily, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.