Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3091

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in swamp forests over coquina limestone ("marl"), 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

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

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-01-001:
Elytraria caroliniensis   FAMILY Acanthaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Elytraria