Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3991

Forb
Winter annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in ditches, wet disturbed areas, savannas, pond margins, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (lower leaves sometimes opposite)
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White or pink
Flowers are almost sessile.
Radially symmetrical
4-5 lobed calyx
4-5 lobed salverform (almost rotate) to slightly campanulate corolla
(4-)5 stamens
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lysimachia minima   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anagallis minima   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-04-001:
Centunculus minimus   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Centunculus minimus

 

COMMON NAME:
Chaffweed, False-pimpernel