Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


984

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry (or moist, depending on variety) forests & woodlands, roadsides, or (depending on variety) dry sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Oenothera fruticosa +   FAMILY Onagraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-02-010:
Oenothera tetragona   FAMILY Onagraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Sundrops, Appalachian Sundrops


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image of Oenothera tetragona +

JK Marlow    jkm070611_064

June    Henderson County    NC

image of Oenothera tetragona +

JK Marlow    jkm070611_065

June    Henderson County    NC

image of Oenothera tetragona +

JK Marlow    jkm070611_073

June    Henderson County    NC

Petals yellow, to 1" long, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Oenothera tetragona +

JK Marlow    jkm070611_077

June    Henderson County    NC

image of Oenothera tetragona +

JK Marlow    jkm070611_078

June    Henderson County    NC

image of Oenothera tetragona +

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmotetragona_trsp1

June    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Oenothera tetragona +

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmotetragona_trsp6

June    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Oenothera tetragona +

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmotetragona_trsp7

June    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Hypanthium present, prolonged above the inferior ovary as a calyx tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Oenothera tetragona +

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmotetragona_brp1

June-July?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Inflorescence usually erect. Petals (8-)15-35mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Oenothera tetragona +

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmotetragona_brp2

June-July?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway