Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4385

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in wet savannas, pocosins, ditches, margins of limesink depressions (dolines), per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins entire
Plants glabrous or essentially glabrous

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Mitreola sessilifolia   FAMILY Loganiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mitreola sessilifolia   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 154-03-001:
Cynoctonum sessilifolium   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cynoctonum sessilifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod


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image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1235

July        NC

The tiny 2mm flowers appear to open in sequence along inflorescence branches. — Will Stuart

image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1264

July        NC

Flowers at various stages of maturity. — Will Stuart

image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1289

July        NC

Leaves ovate to widely elliptic, acute to obtuse, base rounded, sessile..., per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1326

July        NC

Short curved branchlets crowded w tiny flowers like no other Sandhills plant, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.