Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3148

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in lawns, on roadisdes, moist pinelands (rarely seen in a "natural" habitat, but often seen in lawns and other mowed grassy areas), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
5-merous
5-lobed rotate-campanulate corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-02-001:
Dichondra carolinensis   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dichondra carolinensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dichondra repens var. carolinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Ponyfoot