Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


981

Forb
Perennial

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

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
4-lobed calyx
4 petals
8 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Oenothera fruticosa +   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera fruticosa ssp. fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-009:
Oenothera fruticosa   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Sundrops


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_knfr_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_300

May    Oconee County    SC

Pollinator at work.

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_302

May    Oconee County    SC

Hypanthium present, prolonged above the inferior ovary as 7-15mm calyx tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_304

May    Oconee County    SC

All Oenothera found in the southern mtns have a 4-branched stigma, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_313

May    Oconee County    SC

Leaves lanceolate, entire, approximately 2.5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm160526_007

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160526_009

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160526_010

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1867

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Pollinator at work.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmofruticosa_2bjo

May        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmofruticosa_ec1

May        

Flowers open in the morning, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_oenothera_fruticosa_1

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_966

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_968

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_972

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm060928_097

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Leaves elliptic, lanceolate, or oblanceolate, margin entire to serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_o_fruticosa_sub4

October        

Petals yellow, veiny, ends notched; stamens orange [here, var. subglobosa], per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.