Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3053

Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in NC)

Look for it in wet pine savannas, on shores of Coastal Plain depression ponds, interdune swales, other moist sands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - scale-like, inconspicuous
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Bartonia verna   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bartonia verna   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-04-001:
Bartonia verna   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bartonia verna

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Bartonia, White Bartonia, White Screwstem


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picture of Bartonia verna, image of Bartonia verna

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bave2_001_lvd

        

picture of Bartonia verna, image of Bartonia verna

Keith Bradley    kab_bartonia_verna_5113

December    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Four tiny petals, widest above middle, atop a purplish threadlike 2-8" stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.