Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fevertree, Pinkneya
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pinckneya bracteata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinckneya bracteata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Pinckneya pubens 173-01-001


1 or more sepals enlarged, petal-like, creamy to rose-colored, conspicuous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Buttonbush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cephalanthus occidentalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cephalanthus occidentalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cephalanthus occidentalis 173-02-001


Numerous sessile flowers radiating in dense spherical heads, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon Common Name: Virginia Buttonweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diodia virginiana
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Diodia virginiana +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Diodia virginiana 173-03-001


The white salverform flowers are sessile and borne in the leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon Common Name: Poor-joe, Rough Buttonweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diodia teres
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Diodia teres +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Diodia teres 173-03-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Revisión de las especies americanas del género Diodia (Bacigalupo & Cabral 1999) Diodella teres

Pinkish funnelform flowers are 4-lobed, sessile, & borne in leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon Common Name: woodland false buttonweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Spermacoce remota
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spermacoce assurgens
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Borreria laevis

Calyx puberulent or hirtellous to glabrescent. Corolla white, funnelform, per Flora of China.


range map need picture of flower of Spermacoce verticillata, Shrubby Buttonweed, Whitehead Broom, Boton Blanco
speaker icon Common Name: Shrubby Buttonweed, Whitehead Broom, Boton Blanco
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Spermacoce verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spermacoce verticillata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Borreria verticillata

camera icon Common Name: Brazilian-clover, tropical Mexican-clover
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Richardia brasiliensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Richardia brasiliensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Richardia brasiliensis 173-05-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Richardia brasiliensis

Inflorescence terminal, enclosed by paired leaflike bracts, per Flora of China.


camera icon Common Name: Rough Mexican-clover
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Richardia scabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Richardia scabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Richardia scabra 173-05-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Richardia scabra

Corollas funnel-shaped, 3-10mm long (vs. R. brasiliensis only 3-7mm long), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


range map need picture of flower of Richardia grandiflora, Largeflower Mexican-clover, Largeflower Richardia
Common Name: Largeflower Mexican-clover, Largeflower Richardia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Richardia grandiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Richardia grandiflora


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Partridgeberry, Twinflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mitchella repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mitchella repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Mitchella repens 173-06-001


The two corollas are quite hairy inside & have their ovaries united, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


range map need picture of flower of Oldenlandia boscii, Bosc's Bluet
Common Name: Bosc's Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Oldenlandia boscii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oldenlandia boscii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Oldenlandia boscii 173-07-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Oldenlandia boscii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Hedyotis boscii

range map need picture of flower of Oldenlandia corymbosa, Diamond-flower
speaker icon Common Name: Diamond-flower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Oldenlandia corymbosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oldenlandia corymbosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Oldenlandia corymbosa 173-07-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Oldenlandia corymbosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Hedyotis corymbosa

map not available need picture of flower of Houstonia/ Stenaria spp., Bluet
Common Name: Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (4/7/08) Houstonia/ Stenaria spp.
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia spp. 173-08-000


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Quaker Ladies, Common Bluet, Innocence
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia caerulea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia caerulea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia caerulea 173-08-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981) Hedyotis caerulea

Corolla about 1/2" wide, blue to white with a yellow eye, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thyme-leaved Bluet, Appalachian Bluet, Prostrate Bluet, Marsh Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia serpyllifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia serpyllifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia serpyllifolia 173-08-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis michauxii

Blue-violet with a light yellow eye, 0.4"-0.5" across, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tiny Bluet, Small Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia pusilla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia pusilla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia pusilla 173-08-003
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis crassifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Houstonia minima

Four-lobed purple (rarely white) corolla with a reddish center, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.


camera icon Common Name: Southern Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Houstonia micrantha
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia micrantha
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Houstonia pusilla
SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Cinchonoideae (Rubiaceae) in the southeastern US (Rogers, 1987) Hedyotis australis

Corollas white, 2.0-5.5mm long (vs. H. pusilla, purple or violet, 3.5-10+mm, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roundleaf Bluet, Creeping Bluet, Trailing Bluet, Fairy-footprints
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia procumbens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia procumbens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia procumbens 173-08-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Cinchonoideae (Rubiaceae) in the southeastern US (Rogers, 1987) Hedyotis procumbens

Flowers bright white, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Summer Bluet, Purple Bluet, Woodland Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia purpurea var. purpurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia purpurea var. purpurea
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia purpurea 173-08-005
LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis purpurea

Numerous white to lavender flowers on short pedicels in terminal cyme, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa, Midwestern Summer Bluet, Venus's Pride
Common Name: Midwestern Summer Bluet, Venus's Pride
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia purpurea var. calycosa
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia purpurea 173-08-005?
SYNONYMOUS WITH Hedyotis purpurea var. calycosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Houstonia lanceolata

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Roan Mountain Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia montana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia purpurea var. montana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia purpurea 173-08-005?
SYNONYMOUS WITH Hedyotis purpurea var. montana

Leaves ovate and shorter than H. purpurea, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Canada Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Houstonia canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis canadensis

Flowers similar to H. purpurea, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Longleaf Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia longifolia var. compacta
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia longifolia
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia longifolia 173-08-006?
LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis longifolia

Flowers funnel-shaped with 4 flaring lobes, at the ends of branches, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


range map need picture of flower of Houstonia longifolia var. glabra, Granite Dome Bluet
camera icon Common Name: Granite Dome Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia longifolia var. glabra
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia longifolia
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia longifolia 173-08-006?
LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis longifolia

range map need picture of flower of Houstonia tenuifolia, Diffuse-branched Bluet, Narrow-leaved Houstonia
speaker icon Common Name: Diffuse-branched Bluet, Narrow-leaved Houstonia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia tenuifolia
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Houstonia longifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Houstonia tenuifolia 173-08-007
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Hedyotis nuttalliana
LESS THAN The Genera of Cinchonoideae (Rubiaceae) in the southeastern US (Rogers, 1987) Hedyotis longifolia

range map need picture of flower of Houstonia nigricans var. nigricans, Diamond-flower, Glade Bluet
Common Name: Diamond-flower, Glade Bluet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Houstonia nigricans var. nigricans
(?) PLANTS National Database: Stenaria nigricans var. nigricans
SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Hedyotis nigricans var. nigricans

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Madder, Blue Field Madder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium sherardia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sherardia arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sherardia arvensis 173-09-001


Involucrate inflorescence & more tubular pink-purple flowers than other Galium, per Weakley's Flora.


map not available need picture of flower of Galium spp., Bedstraw, Cleavers
Common Name: Bedstraw, Cleavers
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium spp.
PLANTS National Database: Galium/ Cruciata spp.
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium spp. 173-10-000


camera icon Common Name: Coastal Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium hispidulum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium hispidulum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium hispidulum 173-10-001


Corolla white, usually two flowers per cyme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: One-flower Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium uniflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium uniflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium uniflorum 173-10-002


Corolla white, usually only one flower per inflorescence, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Galium lanceolatum, Wild-licorice
Common Name: Wild-licorice
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium lanceolatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium lanceolatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium lanceolatum 173-10-003


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Forest Bedstraw, Wild-licorice
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium circaezans var. circaezans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium circaezans var. circaezans
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium circaezans 173-10-004


Greenish flowers sessile, widely spaced on forked branches in upper axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Hairy Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium pilosum +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium pilosum +
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium pilosum 173-10-005


Flowers at ends of many branchlets, may be greenish-white or purplish, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cleavers, Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium aparine
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium aparine
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium aparine 173-10-006


3-5 lobed white corolla, single or in terminal and axillary clusters, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet-scented Bedstraw, Fragrant Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium triflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium triflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium triflorum 173-10-007


Flowers in groups of 3 on long axillary and terminal peduncles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple Bedstraw, Wideleaf Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium latifolium 173-10-008


Flowers purple, on pedicels, usually in complex inflorescences, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Galium verum, Yellow Bedstraw, Our Lady's Bedstraw
Common Name: Yellow Bedstraw, Our Lady's Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium verum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium verum
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium verum 173-10-009


camera icon Common Name: Piedmont Crosswort, Piedmont Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium pedemontanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cruciata pedemontana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium pedemontanum 173-10-010


The corolla is yellow and minute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Galium obtusum var. obtusum, Bluntleaf Bedstraw
Common Name: Bluntleaf Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium obtusum var. obtusum
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Galium obtusum ssp. obtusum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium obtusum var. obtusum 173-10-011a


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh Bedstraw, Dye Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium tinctorium +
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Galium tinctorium
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium tinctorium 173-10-012
LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Galium claytonii

The only Bedstraw in the southern mtns with 3-lobed flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Rough Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Galium asprellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium asprellum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium asprellum 173-10-014


Leaves in whorls of 6. Principal leaves narrowly elliptic, up to 0.75" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: False Baby's Breath, Smooth Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Wild Madder
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Galium mollugo
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Galium mollugo
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium mollugo 173-10-015
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Galium mollugo var. mollugo

Flowers in a loose forked panicle. The plant erect and without prickles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Galium album, white bedstraw
Common Name: white bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Galium album
(?) PLANTS National Database: Galium album
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Galium mollugo 173-10-015?
SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Galium mollugo var. erectum
LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Galium mollugo

camera icon Common Name: Northern Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Galium boreale
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium boreale


An erect smooth plant with linear-lanceolate leaves and bright white flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


range map need picture of flower of Galium concinnum, Shining Bedstraw
Common Name: Shining Bedstraw
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Galium concinnum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Galium concinnum


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Paederia foetida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paederia foetida
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Paederia foetida 173-11x-001x


The small tubular flowers are pink to pale lavender with red centers, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.


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