Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhills, in a variety of sites varying from moist to very xeric nearly always (in NC-SC) associated with Pinus palustris and/or Aristida stricta, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue (with green inside tube base)
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Flowers solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gentiana autumnalis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana autumnalis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-003:
Gentiana autumnalis   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dasystephana porphyrio

 

COMMON NAME:
Pinebarren Gentian, Autumn Gentian