Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in rich forests, woodlands, & rock outcrops (primarily calcareous or mafic), esp with nutrient-rich seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Pink
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united at base
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Primula meadia   FAMILY Primulaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dodecatheon meadia ssp. meadia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-01-001:
Dodecatheon meadia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Shooting Star