Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


786

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in wet savannas, pocosin edges, shores of Coastal Plain depression ponds, ditches, wet disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, with some reduced alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes slender, elongate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy yellowish
Bisexual
6 persistent tepals
3 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lachnanthes caroliniana   FAMILY Haemodoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lachnanthes caroliana   FAMILY Haemodoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 045-01-001:
Lachnanthes caroliniana   FAMILY Haemodoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gyrotheca tinctoria

 

COMMON NAME:
Redroot