Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3353

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia?
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (bracts gradually smaller, upper bracteal lvs often alternate)
Plants glabrous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in bract axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veronica peregrina var. peregrina   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica peregrina ssp. peregrina   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-20-002:
Veronica peregrina   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Purslane Speedwell