Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3167

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in openings in maritime forests, sandy disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
5 petals in chasmogamous flowers/ petals absent in cleistogamous flowers
Numerous stamens in chasmogamous flowers/ few in cleistogamous flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Crocanthemum georgianum   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthemum georgianum   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 129-02-005:
Helianthemum georgianum   FAMILY Cistaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crocanthemum georgianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Crocanthemum georgianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Sunrose, Georgia Frostweed


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image of Crocanthemum georgianum, Georgia Sunrose, Georgia Frostweed

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_georgianum1

June    Dare County    NC

A lack of basal leaves helps to distinguish this from Carolina Sunrose, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Crocanthemum georgianum, Georgia Sunrose, Georgia Frostweed

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_georgianum1b

June    Dare County    NC

Flowers borne in scattered clusters or singly at branch tips, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Crocanthemum georgianum, Georgia Sunrose, Georgia Frostweed

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_georgianum2

June    Dare County    NC

Chasmogamous and cleistogamous borne at the same time, per Weakley's Flora.