OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Malvaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Melochia corchorifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 123-02-001:
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Melochia corchorifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Chocolate-weed


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Melochia corchorifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 123-02-001:
Melochia corchorifolia   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Melochia corchorifolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3103

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Old World tropics

Uncommon in GA-SC, rare in NC

Habitat: Sandy fields, especially in low, wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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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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