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
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

FRUIT:
Yellow
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