Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3745

Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in GA & NC Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, ditches, exposed drawdown muds and silts, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White or purplish-white
Bisexual
4(-6) sepals
4 petals or petals absent
4 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils, usually solitary

FRUIT:
Yellow-gold, golden-brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rotala ramosior   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rotala ramosior   FAMILY Lythraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 135-01-001:
Rotala ramosior   FAMILY Lythraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Toothcup


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image of Rotala ramosior

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rora_001_lvd

        

image of Rotala ramosior

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_rora_006_lvd

        

image of Rotala ramosior

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rotala_ramosior

August        

Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, short-tapered to both ends, sessile, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Rotala ramosior

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_rotala_ramosiorb

August        

Petals absent or, if present, purplish-white and soon dropped, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.