Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3302

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia & possibly North Carolina
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in wet meadows and calcareous fens, stream banks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens & 5 very short staminodia
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 quadriflora   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia quadriflora   FAMILY Primulaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Loosestrife, Smooth Loosestrife, Four-flowered Loosestrife