Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


584

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Coastal Plain) endemic

Look for it in mountain forests, rock outcrops, nearly ubiquitous in the Mountains, more restricted in habitat elsewhere, moist to dry slopes in Piedmont & Coastal Plain, often associated with Kalmia latifolia or Rhododendron maximum, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Galax urceolata   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Galax urceolata   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 146-03-001:
Galax aphylla   FAMILY Diapensiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Galax aphylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Galax, Beetleweed