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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Loosestrife, Appalachian Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia tonsa

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

        

image of Lysimachia tonsa

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

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lysimachia_tonsa

July