Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3482

Forb
Annual

Native: Midwest US
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in vacant lots, sandy fields, railroad banks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
5-parted tubular calyx
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Gray
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Froelichia gracilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Froelichia gracilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-05-002:
Froelichia gracilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Froelichia gracilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Cottonweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_frgr3_001_lvd

        

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm61210_184

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruiting spike 7-8mm in diameter. Fresh fruiting spikes appearing gray, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_66

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm71710_197

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Plant 2-7dm [about 8-28"] tall, branching from the base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm7210_132

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Plant radiately branched from the base. Leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm72410_70

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm9410_410

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Froelichia gracilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm102309_126

October    Spartanburg County    SC