Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3912

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont) (rare in NC)

Look for it on dunes, maritime forests, coquina limestone outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, usually connate basally

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Arenaria lanuginosa var. lanuginosa   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arenaria lanuginosa ssp. lanuginosa var. lanuginosa   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-11-003:
Arenaria lanuginosa   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Arenaria lanuginosa ssp. lanuginosa var. longipedunculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Sandwort