Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 196 taxa in the family Rosaceae, Rose family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

                           

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Strawberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fragaria virginiana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Fragaria virginiana ssp. virginiana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fragaria virginiana 097-01-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in grasslands, roadsides, pastures, woodlands, grassy balds

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Fragaria americana, Wood Stawberry, American Woodland Strawberry need picture of leaf or frond of Fragaria americana, Wood Stawberry, American Woodland Strawberry need picture of flower of Fragaria americana, Wood Stawberry, American Woodland Strawberry need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Fragaria americana, Wood Stawberry, American Woodland Strawberry need picture of fruit of Fragaria americana, Wood Stawberry, American Woodland Strawberry
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Common Name: Wood Stawberry, American Woodland Strawberry
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Fragaria americana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fragaria vesca ssp. americana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fragaria vesca 097-01-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in dry rocky woodlands, boulderfields, fields, roadsides, clearings

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Potentilla indica   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Duchesnea indica   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Duchesnea indica 097-02-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, lawns, gardens

Common

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Barren Stawberry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Waldsteinia doniana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Waldsteinia fragarioides ssp. doniana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Waldsteinia fragarioides 097-03-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in forests, on streambanks

Uncommon in Piedmont (rare in Coastal Plain & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Barren Strawberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum fragarioides   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Waldsteinia fragarioides ssp. fragarioides   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Waldsteinia fragarioides 097-03-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in forests, on streambanks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum lobatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Waldsteinia lobata   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in forests, on streambanks

Rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dwarf Cinquefoil, Running Five-fingers
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Potentilla canadensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Potentilla canadensis 097-04-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, forests, fields, lawns, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Old Field Cinquefoil, Old-field Five-fingers, Common Cinquefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Potentilla simplex   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Potentilla simplex   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Potentilla simplex 097-04-002   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, fields, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Silvery Cinquefoil, Silvery Five-fingers, Hoary Five-fingers
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Potentilla argentea   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Potentilla argentea var. argentea   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Potentilla argentea 097-04-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rough-fruited Cinquefoil, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Potentilla recta   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Potentilla recta   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Potentilla recta 097-04-006   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Strawberry-weed, Rough Cinquefoil, Norwegian Cinquefoil
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Potentilla norvegica   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Potentilla norvegica ssp. monspeliensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Potentilla norvegica 097-04-007   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in pastures, fields, disturbed areas, especially where moist

Common in Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native & non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wineleaf Cinqefoil, Mountain Cinqefoil, Three-toothed Cinqefoil, Mountain White Potentilla
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Sibbaldia retusa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sibbaldiopsis tridentata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Potentilla tridentata 097-04-008   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on grassy balds, in crevices of rock outcrops at high (rarely moderate) elevations, high elevation glades

Rare, though sometimes very locally abundant

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple-flowering Raspberry, Thimbleberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus odoratus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rubus odoratus var. odoratus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus odoratus 097-05-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on moist roadsides, thickets & forests

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wineberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus phoenicolasius   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus phoenicolasius   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus phoenicolasius 097-05-002   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in thickets

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Red Raspberry, American Red Raspberry
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Rubus idaeus var. strigosus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus idaeus var. canadensis 097-05-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in high elevation forests and thickets, adelgid-killed sruce-fir forests

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Raspberry
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Rubus occidentalis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus occidentalis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus occidentalis 097-05-004   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in woodlands, thickets, disturbed areas

Common in Mtns & NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: European Blackberry, Himalayan Blackberry, Himalaya-berry
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Rubus bifrons   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus bifrons   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus bifrons 097-05-005   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, thickets, old fields

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA) (rare in NC Mtns)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus cuneifolius   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rubus cuneifolius   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus cuneifolius 097-05-006   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, forests, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Allegheny Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus allegheniensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rubus allegheniensis var. allegheniensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus allegheniensis 097-05-007   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, grassy balds

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Blackberry, Highbush Blackberry, Southern Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus pensilvanicus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rubus argutus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus argutus 097-05-009   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in thickets, woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Thornless Blackberry, Smooth Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus canadensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus canadensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus canadensis 097-05-010   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, grassy balds, esp common at high elevations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cut-leaved Blackberry, Evergreen Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus laciniatus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus laciniatus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus laciniatus 097-05-011   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, thickets

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Dewberry, Northern Dewberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus flagellaris   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rubus flagellaris   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus flagellaris 097-05-012   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in old fields, woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Dewberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus hispidus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rubus hispidus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus hispidus 097-05-013   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, moist woodlands and forests, disturbed moist areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Dewberry, Coastal Plain Dewberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rubus trivialis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rubus trivialis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rubus trivialis 097-05-014   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in old fields, thickets, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Himalayan Blackberry, Armenian Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Rosaceae
PLANTS National Database: Rubus armeniacus   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chesapeake Blackberry, Topsy Blackberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rubus pascuus   FAMILY: Rosaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Rubus pascuus   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, thickets

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Robin-runaway, Star-violet, Dewdrop
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Rubus repens   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dalibarda repens   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dalibarda repens 097-06-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in bog margins & mountain swamp forests, often along spring seeps, mostly in dense shade beneath Rhododendron maximum

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Avens
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum canadense   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Geum canadense var. canadense   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum canadense 097-07-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in moist slope forests, bottomland forests, swamp forests

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pale Avens, Cream Avens
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum virginianum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Geum virginianum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum virginianum 097-07-002   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, moist slope forests, swamp forests, and extending upslope to mesic or even dry sites, especially over mafic rocks

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Rough Avens
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Geum laciniatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Geum laciniatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum laciniatum 097-07-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in fens and wet meadows, rich alluvial soil of bottomland forests, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Yellow Avens
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Geum aleppicum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Geum aleppicum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum aleppicum 097-07-004   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in floodplain forests, bogs, and boggy meadows

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Spring Avens
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum vernum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Geum vernum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum vernum 097-07-005   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in seepages, swamps, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bent Avens
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum geniculatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Geum geniculatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum geniculatum 097-07-006   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in seeps, seepy boulderfield forests, grassy balds, cliff bases, banks of cool streams up to about 5m wide, at high to moderate elevations on Grandfather Mtn, the Roan Mtn massif, and Rich Mtn

Rare, though locally fairly common

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Avens, Appalachian Avens, Spreading Avens, Cliff Avens
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Geum radiatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Geum radiatum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Geum radiatum 097-07-007   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on high elevation rocky summits, in thin soil at tops of cliffs & on ledges (where not trampled), in pockets of soil on nearly vertical portions of cliffs, in open grassy balds, around Rhododendron catawbiense in grassy balds, or in grassy areas at bases of cliffs (where succession by shrubs is prevented by accumulation of seepage ice & by stone fall)

Rare, narrowly endemic to NC-TN

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Parsley-piert, slender parsley piert
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Aphanes australis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Aphanes microcarpa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Alchemilla microcarpa 097-08-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, fields, pastures, roadsides

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Pineland Agrimony
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia incisa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia incisa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrimonia incisa 097-09-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in pinelands and disturbed areas associated with pinelands

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Agrimony, Small-flowered Agrimony, Harvestlice
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia parviflora   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia parviflora   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrimonia parviflora 097-09-002   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, bottomland forests, wet pastures

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains & Piedmont) (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Agrimony
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia gryposepala   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia gryposepala   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrimonia gryposepala 097-09-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, thickets, marshes, bogs, wet meadows, wet forests, especially in base-rich substrates

Common in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Woodland Agrimony
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia rostellata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia rostellata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrimonia rostellata 097-09-004   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in moist to wet forests and woodlands, especially in base-rich soils

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Agrimony
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia pubescens   FAMILY: Rosaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia pubescens   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrimonia pubescens var. pubescens 097-09-005a   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist forests and woodlands, especially in base-rich soils

Common (uncommon in SC Mtns) (rare in SC Pdmt) (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Low Agrimony, Small-fruited Agrimony
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia microcarpa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia microcarpa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agrimonia pubescens var. microcarpa 097-09-005b   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist forests and woodlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Roadside Agrimony
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Agrimonia striata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Agrimonia striata   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests, floodplains, fields

Rare

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Salad Burnet, Garden Burnet, Fodder Burnet
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Poterium sanguisorba var. polygamum   FAMILY: Rosaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Sanguisorba minor ssp. balearica   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sanguisorba minor 097-10-002   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in moist disturbed areas (escaped from herb and salad gardens)

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Burnet, American Burnet, White Burnet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sanguisorba canadensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sanguisorba canadensis   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sanguisorba canadensis 097-10-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in fens, seepage over mafic or ultramafic rocks (such as amphibolite, greenstone, serpentine), spray zones around waterfalls, other seepage wetlands, wet meadows

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Prairie Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa setigera   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa setigera   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa setigera 097-11-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on streambanks, in pastures

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia, or some portions thereof

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cherokee Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa laevigata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa laevigata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa laevigata 097-11-002   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in moist forests

Common (rare in NC)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Multiflora Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa multiflora   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa multiflora   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa multiflora 097-11-003   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in pastures, thickets, bottomlands, upland forests, bogs

Common

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Memorial Rose, Dorothy Perkins Rose, Lucie Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa luciae   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rosa wichuraiana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa wichuraiana 097-11-004   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on roadbanks, railroad embankments, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: McCartney Rose, Chickasaw Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa bracteata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa bracteata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa bracteata 097-11-005   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, suburban borders. It is persistent after cultivation

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Non-native

 


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Common Name: Damask Rose
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rosa ×damascena [gallica × moschata]   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa ×damascena   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa damascena 097-11-007   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas (it can be persistent after cultivation)

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sweetbriar Rose, Eglantine Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa rubiginosa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rosa rubiginosa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa eglanteria 097-11-008 & 009   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in pastures, disturbed areas

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Non-native

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Dog Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa canina   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa canina   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa canina 097-11-010   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in pastures

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa palustris   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rosa palustris   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa palustris 097-11-011   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bogs, streamsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa carolina ssp. carolina   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Rosa carolina var. carolina   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rosa carolina 097-11-012   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in upland forests, woodlands, pastures, roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Rose
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Rosa virginiana   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rosa virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests and woodlands

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Rose, Rugosa Rose, Beach Rose
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rosa rugosa   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rosa rugosa   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it on coastal dunes, disturbed areas, cultivated and sometimes escaped

Common north of Virginia

Non-native: Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Queen-of-the-Prairie
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Filipendula rubra   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Filipendula rubra   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Filipendula rubra 097-12-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in fens, wet meadows, seeps, over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Queen-of-the-Meadow, Meadowsweet
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Filipendula ulmaria   FAMILY: Rosaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Filipendula ulmaria ssp. ulmaria   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas. It is cultivated and sometimes escaped or persistent

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bowman's Root, Mountain Indian Physic, Fawn's Breath
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Gillenia trifoliata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Gillenia trifoliata   FAMILY: Rosaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gillenia trifoliata 097-13-001   FAMILY: Rosaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, roadbanks, forest edges

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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"Some species have flowers that are unisexual, that is, they have either stamens (staminate flowers) or pistils (pistillate flowers) but not both together." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide