Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3914

Forb
Annual

Native to Florida & possibly GA; introduced in the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, railroad yards, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Calyx white to pink, petaloid
Bisexual
5 united sepals
Petals absent
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence a panicle of compound cymes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 067-02-002:
Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Boerhavia erecta

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Boerhaavia erecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Erect Spiderling