Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3364

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Look for it in moist hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellowish, becoming maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Sepals usually obsolete
4-5 lobed rotate corolla

FRUIT:
Summer
Black, dry & bristly

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Galium lanceolatum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galium lanceolatum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-10-003:
Galium lanceolatum   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild-licorice