Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


940

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, drawdown zones of river- and pond-shores, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Sepals green with white margins
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Spring/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: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mollugo verticillata   FAMILY Molluginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mollugo verticillata   FAMILY Molluginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 069-04-001:
Mollugo verticillata   FAMILY Aizoaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carpetweed, Indian-chickweed


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image of Mollugo verticillata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_move_001_lvd

        

image of Mollugo verticillata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_move_004_lvd

        

image of Mollugo verticillata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_m_verticillata_0018b

July    Iredell County    NC

A prostrate mat-forming weed with whorls of oblanceolate leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Mollugo verticillata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_m_verticillata_1

July    Iredell County    NC

The mostly prostrate stems spread radially from a central root, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Mollugo verticillata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_verticillata_s

September        

A few 3/16" flowers from each node. Sepals white but green-striped beneath, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Mollugo verticillata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_m_verticillata_0052

September    Iredell County    NC