Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


606

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in upland forests, sandhill/pocosin ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish-white/ Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana villosa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-004:
Gentiana villosa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Striped Gentian


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image of Gentiana villosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_davi3_001_lvd

        

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm110417_002

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm110417_999

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Unlike blue-flowering gentians, lower leaves decidedly wider above middle, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_064

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Dark green, glossy leaves, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_128

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Whitish corollas with green veins and suffused with violet, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_129

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

One of only 3 Gentiana species with predominantly white corollas, per Gentians of the Eastern US.

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm061029_115

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Corolla varies from green to yellowish-white, with tints of blue-purple, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Gentiana villosa

JK Marlow    jkm081025_008

October    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Gentiana villosa

Keith Bradley    kab_gentiana_villosa_4723

October    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_gentiana_villosa_4

October        

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JK Marlow    jkm0311b_02

November    Pickens County    SC

Churchyard or cemetery

Calyx lobes linear to oblanceolate, 5-35mm long by 0.5-12mm wide, per Gentians of the Eastern US.