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


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image of Lithospermum tuberosum

JK Marlow    jkm100313_141

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Leaves obovate to oblong, mostly in a basal rosette. Stem lvs few, smaller, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Lithospermum tuberosum

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4968

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Its pale yellow flowers much smaller and less colorful than L. caroliniense, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Lithospermum tuberosum

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4969

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

Corolla lobes rounded, spreading; style included, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lithospermum tuberosum

JK Marlow    jkm090404_112

April    Walker County    GA

Pigeon Mountain

image of Lithospermum tuberosum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_tuberosum_8

April        

image of Lithospermum tuberosum

Sam Pratt    sbp_image1

May        AL

Upper cauline leaves remote, oblanceolate to elliptic, smaller than the basal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.