Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


891

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain and GA Piedmont)

Look for it in wide variety of forests & openings, including pine savannas of the outer Coastal Plain, ranging from moist to very dry, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-6

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous 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 (11/30/12):
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-006:
Lysimachia quadrifolia   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Loosestrife