Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2998

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dryish Coastal Plain woodlands, other dry woodlands , per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has slightly milky sap

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow calyx/red stigmas
Unisexual
2-3 parted calyx
Petals absent
2 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Stillingia sylvatica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stillingia sylvatica ssp. sylvatica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-07-001:
Stillingia sylvatica   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Stillingia sylvatica var. sylvatica

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Stillingia angustifolia

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Stillingia spathulata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Stillingia sylvatica

 

COMMON NAME:
Queen's-delight


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image of Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's-delight

Will Stuart    wil_526235113_94d2b3770f

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Stem stout, hairless, round in cross-section, light green w a reddish tinge, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's-delight

Will Stuart    wil_9067823536_39a3590e3c

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Male flowers in a terminal spike, female flowers few and at its base, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's-delight

Will Stuart    wil_9067826678_3173056b10

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's-delight

Will Stuart    wil_9065557563_e4aaa3d160

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaves alternately spiraling, hairless, with light green midvein, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's-delight

Will Stuart    wil9065557563_da99a7af1cc

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Leaves elliptic, finely crenate, the teeth with pointed callous spicules, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's-delight

Will Stuart    wil9065557563_da99a7af1cd

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Fruit a woody capsule (the male-flower portion of the spike is deciduous), per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.