Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, widespread

Look for it in moist sands, ditches, wet disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pinkish-purple or Violet
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
3-merous
3 sepals
3 petals
2 fertile stamens, 4 sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Commelinales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Murdannia nudiflora   FAMILY Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 038-02-001:
Aneilema nudiflorum   FAMILY Commelinaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Doveweed


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picture of Aneilema nudiflorum, image of Murdannia nudiflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_conu7_001_lvd

        

picture of Aneilema nudiflorum, image of Murdannia nudiflora

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1391178

Month Unknown        

Apparently arrived here earlier than M. keisak, but is distinctly less common, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Aneilema nudiflorum, image of Murdannia nudiflora

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1391179

Month Unknown