Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

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

Common in GA & SC (uncommon in NC)

Look for it open sandy areas, esp roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Descurainia pinnata var. pinnata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Descurainia pinnata ssp. pinnata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-16-002:
Descurainia pinnata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sophia pinnata

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Tansy-mustard