Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4249

Forb
Annual
Monoecious
Does not have milky sap

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it on roadsides, in moist woodlands, forests, and fields, often in seasonally wet, muddy places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked (leaves all well-developed)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Not rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
yellowish-green or green
Unisexual
(5)6(7) sepals
Petals absent
3 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis   FAMILY Phyllanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 107-10-001:
Phyllanthus caroliniensis   FAMILY Euphorbiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phyllanthus caroliniensis

LESS THAN (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Phyllanthus carolinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Leaf-flower


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image of Phyllanthus caroliniensis ssp. caroliniensis

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_caroliniensis3

October    Moore County    NC

Leaves uniformly distributed on stem and branches, branches not deciduous, per Weakley's Flora.