Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4018

Subshrub; Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: tropical America, the original distribution uncertain
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have short petioles.

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink, purplish, or violet
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences spikelike

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Melochia spicata   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melochia spicata   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Riedlea hirsuta

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Sterculiaceae in the Southeastern US (Brizicky, 1966)
Melochia villosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Bretonica Peluda


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image of Melochia spicata

Keith Bradley    kab_melochia_spicata_4629

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Leaves densely pubescent, ovate-oblong. Flwrs bell-shaped in upper leaf axils, per Everglades Wildflowers.