Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala grandiflora var. grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 106-01-003:
Polygala grandiflora   FAMILY Polygalaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asemeia grandiflora

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Asemeia cumulicola

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Milkwort