Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3697

Forb
Perennial/Annual

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

Common (uncommon in Carolina Piedmont)

Look for it on roadsides, fields, vacant lots, urban areas, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6-lobed calyx
6-lobed funnelform corolla
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Richardia brasiliensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Richardia brasiliensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-05-001:
Richardia brasiliensis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Richardia brasiliensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Brazilian-clover, tropical Mexican-clover


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image of Richardia brasiliensis

JK Marlow    jkm170520_874

May    Sumter County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170520_951

May    Calhoun County    SC

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Frank Bridges    fab_richardiascabra1b

June    Cobb County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Stems hirsute, generally densely and evenly so from tip to base, per Floral Variation and Diagnosis of Richardia in the Carolinas (Krings, 2002).

image of Richardia brasiliensis

Frank Bridges    fab_richardiascabra1c

June    Cobb County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

image of Richardia brasiliensis

Frank Bridges    fab_richardiascabra2

June    Cobb County    GA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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JK Marlow    jkm140730_176b

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

Inflorescence terminal, enclosed by paired leaflike bracts, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    jkm140730_185

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140809_393

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves evenly strigose to strigillose above, per Floral Variation and Diagnosis of Richardia in the Carolinas (Krings, 2002).

image of Richardia brasiliensis

JK Marlow    jkm140809_447

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Richardia brasiliensis

JK Marlow    jkm160907_054

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm160907_057

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm160907_060

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Calyx lobes lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, margins ciliate, apex acute, per Flora of China.

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JK Marlow    jkm161105_044

November    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park