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, esp bottomlands & coves dominated by hardwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia ciliata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia ciliata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-001:
Lysimachia ciliata   FAMILY Primulaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Fringed Loosestrife


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image of Lysimachia ciliata

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

        

image of Lysimachia ciliata

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

        

image of Lysimachia ciliata

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 Lysimachia ciliata

JK Marlow    jkm060711_019b

July    Fayette County    WV

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

image of Lysimachia ciliata

JK Marlow    jkm060711_028

July    Fayette County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

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

image of Lysimachia ciliata

JK Marlow    jkm060711_030

July    Fayette County    WV

Creekside/Riverside

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