OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 171-01-001:
Elytraria caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tubiflora carolinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Elytraria


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elytraria caroliniensis var. caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 171-01-001:
Elytraria caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tubiflora carolinensis

 

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3091

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: swamp forests over coquina limestone ("marl"), mesic and hydric hammocks, rarely in more acidic soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue/White
Bisexual
4-5 lobed calyx
5-lobed (somewhat 2-lipped) funnelform corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Green
Capsule

 

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