Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3612

Forb
Annual

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in marshes, ditches, floodplain forests, wet hammocks, other wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Bisexual
6-merous
6 petals or petals absent
12 inserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuphea carthagenensis   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuphea carthagenensis   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISSPELLED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 135-06-002:
Cuphea carthagensis   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Parsonsia balsamona

 

COMMON NAME:
Colombian Waxweed