Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3202

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas. Apparently circumboreal
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in SC, rare in NC

Look for it in meadows, floodplain forests, freshwater tidal marshes, moist disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stellaria longifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stellaria longifolia var. longifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Longleaf Stitchwort