Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3112

Forb
Annual

Non-native? South America

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Look for it in roadsides, fields, vacant lots, urban areas, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6-lobed calyx
6-lobed funnelform corolla
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Richardia scabra   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Richardia scabra   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-05-002:
Richardia scabra   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Richardia scabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Rough Mexican-clover


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image of Richardia scabra, Rough Mexican-clover

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_richardia_scabra1

July    Moore County    NC

Flowers grow in dense, roundish, terminal clusters from leaflike bracts, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Richardia scabra, Rough Mexican-clover

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_richardia_scabra1b

July    Moore County    NC

Corollas funnel-shaped, 3-10mm long (vs. R. brasiliensis only 3-7mm long), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Richardia scabra, Rough Mexican-clover

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_richardia_scabra1c

July    Moore County    NC

Leaves are glabrous except hairy midrib and margins, and very short-stalked, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.