OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Nyctaginaceae, Four-o-clock family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Garden Four-o'clock, Marvel-of-Peru, Morning-rose

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Mirabilis jalapa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mirabilis jalapa 067-01-001   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, or persistent at former garden sites

Rare

Non-native: Tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Heart-leaved Umbrella-wort, Heartleaf Four-o’clock

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mirabilis nyctaginea   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mirabilis nyctaginea 067-01-002   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Upland prairies, streambanks, riverbanks, also in disturbed situations (as eastwards) such as railroad embankments, other disturbed areas

Rare

Native: central North America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Erect Spiderling, Smooth Hogweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boerhavia erecta   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boerhavia erecta 067-02-002   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, railroad yards

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to Florida & possibly GA; introduced in the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boerhavia diffusa   FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, vacant lots, road shoulders, other dry disturbed areas

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)

 


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"Within the same group [of Oaks] ... leaves alone must not be used for final identification, as, even on the same tree, the leaves may vary more among themselves than between those of other species. This does not mean that there is no typical shape or shapes for any given species, but only that not every leaf will take a typical form." — George W.D. Symonds, The Tree Identification Book