Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3722

Forb
Winter annual

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to GA's Ridge & Valley and parts of TN

Look for it in limestone glades, disturbed calcareous sites nearby, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Divided, appearing compound
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Whitish with a yellow center
Bisexual
4 sepals
4 petals
Flowers solitary on leafless stalks

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tennessee Gladecress, Least Glade-cress


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image of Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_exigua_exigua

April        

Flowers solitary at the top of a leafless stalk, opening only on sunny days, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_exigua_exigua2

August        

Petals shallowly notched at the tip, white with a yellow base, very fragrant, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.