Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3007

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, sandy fields, sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
5-parted tubular calyx
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White
Utricle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Froelichia floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Froelichia floridana var. floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-05-001:
Froelichia floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Froelichia floridana

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Froelichia floridana

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed


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image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_029

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_031

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_033

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_078

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_081

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Leaves opposite, entire, lanceolate to oblanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_094

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Fruiting spike 10-12mm in diameter. Fresh fruiting spikes appearing white, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Froelichia floridana, Common Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_099

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Plant stiffly erect, 10-15dm tall [about 3.5-5'] per VFC