Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3301

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in upland forests, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens & 5 staminodia, united into a very short tube
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia tonsa   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia tonsa   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-002:
Lysimachia tonsa   FAMILY Primulaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Steironema intermedium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Steironema tonsum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Loosestrife, Appalachian Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia tonsa, Southern Loosestrife, Appalachian Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stin6_001_lvd

        

image of Lysimachia tonsa, Southern Loosestrife, Appalachian Loosestrife

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_tonsa_7

June        

Corolla lobe margin usually entire or sometimes erose distally, apex apiculate, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia tonsa, Southern Loosestrife, Appalachian Loosestrife

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_tonsa_c

July        

Petioles without cilia or rarely sparse cilia near stem; lvs mostly ovate, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Lysimachia tonsa, Southern Loosestrife, Appalachian Loosestrife

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lysimachia_tonsa

July