Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


851

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests, especially over calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/ Yellowish-white
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a helicoid cyme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
White
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):
Lithospermum tuberosum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lithospermum tuberosum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-05-004:
Lithospermum tuberosum   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Stoneseed