Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3205

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, often connate basally

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-11-002:
Arenaria serpyllifolia   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arenaria serpyllifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Thyme-leaved Sandwort