OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asemeia grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala grandiflora var. grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-003:
Polygala grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asemeia cumulicola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asemeia grandiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Milkwort


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image of Asemeia grandiflora, Showy Milkwort

Keith Bradley    kab_a_grandiflora_77113

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Flowers only slightly more than 1/2" wide when fully open, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asemeia grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala grandiflora var. grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-003:
Polygala grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asemeia cumulicola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Asemeia grandiflora

 

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3142

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy soils of roadsides and fields, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals (three small, two larger petaloid "wings")
3 petals united into a tube
8 stamens united to corolla tube in 2 rows

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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