Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4236

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in shallow pools, stagnant streams, wet depressions in swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Micranthemum umbrosum   FAMILY Linderniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Micranthemum umbrosum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-10-001:
Micranthemum umbrosum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Globifera umbrosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Shade Mudflower


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image of Micranthemum umbrosum

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1120

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Plant glabrous, creeping, matted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Micranthemum umbrosum

JK Marlow    jkm180408_1122

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Leaves thin, widely ovate to suborbicular, entire, often narrowed at base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.