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


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image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gequ3_001_lvd

        

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

Keith Bradley    kab_g_quinquefolia_2954

August    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest

Flowers in 3-5 flowered cymes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

JK Marlow    jkm070917_121

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

JK Marlow    jkm070917_125

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

A profusion of narrow tubular flowers in dense terminal clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

JK Marlow    jkm070917_137

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

JK Marlow    jkm090913_029

September    Transylvania County    NC

Stem leaves sessile with acute tips & rounded base; basal leaves spatulate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

JK Marlow    jkm090913_128

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_quinquefolia_4

October    Union County    GA

image of Gentianella quinquefolia var. quinquefolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_quinquefolia_4b

October    Union County    GA

Calyx cleft half its length, lobes linear, acute, erect to slightly spreading, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.