Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


889

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic to relatively dry forests, forest edges, roadbanks, primarily on circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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 leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia lanceolata   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-003a:
Lysimachia lanceolata var. lanceolata   FAMILY Primulaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Loosestrife