Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


948

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in dry to mesic upland woods under oaks and/or pines (Pinus virginiana or P. echinata), esp slopes or bluffs with abundant heaths, often including Kalmia latifolia and/or Rhododendron maximum, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Pinkish/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Monotropsis odorata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Monotropsis odorata   FAMILY Monotropaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-04-001:
Monotropsis odorata +   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Pygmy Pipes, Sweet Pinesap