Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


770

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in moist & extremely nutrient-rich forests, generally over calcareous or mafic rocks (including limestone, dolostone, amphibolite, greenstone, etc) or very rich alluvium, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Compound: 2 leaflets
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 petaloid sepals
8 petals
8 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Follicle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Jeffersonia diphylla   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Jeffersonia diphylla   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 077-04-001:
Jeffersonia diphylla   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Twinleaf