Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3613

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA-SC

Look for it in dry or wet places, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Bisexual
6-merous
6 petals (two large, four small)
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 viscosissima   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cuphea viscosissima   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 135-06-001:
Cuphea viscosissima   FAMILY Lythraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Clammy Cuphea, Blue Waxweed