Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in SC)

Look for it in forests, grassy balds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Violet/ Purplish
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inflorescence a cyme

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):
Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentianella quinquefolia ssp. quinquefolia   FAMILY Gentianaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-002:
Gentiana quinquefolia   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fivefinger Gentian, Eastern Agueweed, Stiff Gentian