Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3993

Forb
Annual

Native: tropical America including south FL & TX
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Waif(s)

Look for it in lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White or lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed tubular corolla
5 included stamens, fused to corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers 1-2 in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nama jamaicense   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nama jamaicense   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 160-02-001:
Nama jamaicensis   FAMILY Hydrophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Marilaunidium jamaicense

 

COMMON NAME:
Jamaica Weed