Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3756

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA, rare northward (restricted in our area to maritime habitats)

Look for it on dune slacks, dune slopes, edges of tidal marshes, disturbed areas on barrier islands, xeric sandhills near the coast, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish-white
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5-30 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Purplish-black
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phytolacca rigida   FAMILY Phytolaccaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phytolacca americana var. rigida   FAMILY Phytolaccaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 068-01-001?:
Phytolacca americana   FAMILY Phytolaccaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phytolacca rigida

 

COMMON NAME:
Maritime Pokeweed