Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Largeflower Mexican-clover, Largeflower Richardia
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Habitat: Yards, 'improved' pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: South America (mainly Brazil)
Reported just south of our area and "rapidly spreading"
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Leaves are subtended by fringed stipules.
Pink to lilac or almost white
6-lobed funnelform corolla
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