Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3054

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to GA-NC-SC Coastal Plain

Look for it in moist to wet savannas, pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or whorls of 3-4

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia loomisii   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia loomisii   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-008:
Lysimachia loomisii   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Loosestrife