Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3103

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in sandy fields, esp in low, wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Dull purplish
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 123-02-001:
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chocolate-weed