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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cuphea carthagenensis   FAMILY Lythraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuphea carthagenensis   FAMILY Lythraceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Parsonsia balsamona

 

COMMON NAME:
Colombian Waxweed


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image of Cuphea carthagenensis, Colombian Waxweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cuphea_carthagenens_b

July        

Leaves opposite (none whorled); petioles to 8 mm long, often very short, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Cuphea carthagenensis, Colombian Waxweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cuphea_carthagenens_c

July        

Floral tube green, glabrous inside; stamens much shorter than floral tube, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 135-06-002:
Cuphea carthagensis   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Parsonsia balsamona

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3612

Forb
Annual

Non-native: South America

Habitat: marshes, ditches, floodplain forests, wet hammocks, other wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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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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