Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


631

Forb
Biennial/Perennial

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

Rare south of VA

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal usually absent at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in one-sided racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-03-001:
Hackelia virginiana   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lappula virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Stickseed