Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


979

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist forests, mesic hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White/ Purplish
Radially symmetrical
Calyx absent, flower subtended by 2 foliaceous bracts
4-lobed funnelform corolla
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Obolaria virginica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Obolaria virginica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-05-001:
Obolaria virginica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennywort