Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


887

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic forests, especially bottomlands and coves dominated by hardwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens & 5 staminodia, united into a very short tube
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Steironema ciliatum   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia ciliata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-02-001:
Lysimachia ciliata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Steironema ciliatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Steironema ciliatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Fringed Loosestrife


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image of Steironema ciliatum, Fringed Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lyci_006_lvd

        

image of Steironema ciliatum, Fringed Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stci8_001_lvd

        

image of Steironema ciliatum, Fringed Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm060711_019

July    Fayette County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

Petals unmarked, usually with a single tooth or fringed at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Steironema ciliatum, Fringed Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm060711_019b

July    Fayette County    WV

Petioles ciliate over their entire length, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Steironema ciliatum, Fringed Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm060711_028

July    Fayette County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

Flowers on slender axillary pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Steironema ciliatum, Fringed Loosestrife

JK Marlow    jkm060711_030

July    Fayette County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

Leaves ovate-lanceolate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.