Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3365

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA, rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on roadsides, moist forests, bottomlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale blue/ White
Bisexual
Calyx lobes minute or obsolete
5-lobed funnelform corolla
3 included stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Valerianella locusta   FAMILY Valerianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Valerianella locusta   FAMILY Valerianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 175-01-001:
Valerianella locusta   FAMILY Valerianaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
European Corn-salad


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image of Valerianella locusta

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_valo_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150329_019

March    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm150329_031

March    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Main cauline leaves narrowly spatulate to elliptic-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella locusta

JK Marlow    jkm160322_045

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Valerianella locusta

JK Marlow    jkm160322_048

March    Greenville County    SC

Riparian zone along urban waterway

image of Valerianella locusta

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_locusta_8993

March    Catawba County    NC

Corolla 1-2mm long, lobes pale blue; stamens included or essentially so, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella locusta

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_locusta_0065

April    Catawba County    NC

Plant usually 1-3dm tall (vs. V. radiata often 2-7dm tall), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella locusta

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_v_locusta_1

April    Catawba County    NC