Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3502

Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in GA, uncommon in Mountains)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
5-lobed calyx
Petals absent
5-10 stamens, usually
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a cyme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scleranthus annuus   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleranthus annuus   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-01-001:
Scleranthus annuus   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Knawel, Annual Knawel


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image of Scleranthus annuus

Keith Bradley    kab_s_annuus_0369

February    Lexington County    SC

Cymes congested, flowers numerous. Calyx tube coarsely ribbed, hardened, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.