OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Typha latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha latifolia 019-01-001   FAMILY: Typhaceae

 

Look for it in fresh waters of ponds, lakes, ditches, marshes, including tidal freshwater marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bunched Arrowhead

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY: Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria fasciculata   FAMILY: Alismataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria fasciculata 027-03-005   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in bogs, ditches adjacent to drained bogs, wooded seepage areas

Rare, endemic to a several-county area in sw. NC & nw. SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria latifolia +   FAMILY: Alismataceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria latifolia   FAMILY: Alismataceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria latifolia + 027-03-009   FAMILY: Alismataceae

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, and - in the case of var. latifolia - swamps, farm ponds, ditches

Both varieties common in Mountains, var. pubescens rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, beaver ponds, pocosins, other stagnant, aquatic situations

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina virginica   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina virginica   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina virginica 038-01-001   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, swamp forests, other moist to wet forests and forest edges

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, bottomlands, disturbed ground

Common

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dewflower, Wart-removing Herb

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002   FAMILY: Commelinaceae

 

Look for it on stream banks, canals, ditches, marshes, swamp forests, wet disturbed places

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich soils of cove forests, moist slopes, & bottomlands, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common to uncommon, locally abundant (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium catesbyi   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, cove forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Solomon's Seal

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum biflorum +   FAMILY: Ruscaceae

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum biflorum 041-10-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it . Depending on variety, it can be found in moist to dry forests and/or on roadbanks

Common to rare, depending on variety and region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garden Star of Bethlehem

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ornithogalum umbellatum   FAMILY: Hyacinthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ornithogalum umbellatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ornithogalum umbellatum 041-28-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, old fields, bottomlands, forests (it is commonly cultivated)

Common to uncommon, depending on province

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Starch Grape-hyacinth, Blue Bottles

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Muscari neglectum   FAMILY: Hyacinthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Muscari neglectum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Muscari racemosum 041-30-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it . It is cultivated as an ornamental, is persistent and naturalized in lawns, old fields, suburban woodlands, and disturbed areas

Common (rare in Carolina Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Onion Grass

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium vineale   FAMILY: Alliaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium vineale ssp. vineale   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium vineale 041-35-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, pastures, other disturbed places

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Allium canadense   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium canadense var. canadense   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium canadense var. canadense 041-35-002a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, pastures, on roadsides

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA-NC-SC & Coastal Plain of GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Liriope, Lilyturf

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Ruscaceae

PLANTS National Database: Liriope graminifolia   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mondo Grass, Black Mondo, Monkeygrass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ophiopogon japonicus   FAMILY: Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ophiopogon japonicus   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in suburban forests

Rare

Non-native: China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY: Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY: Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium angustifolium 046-02-004   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, forests, meadows, sandhill swales

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium rosulatum 046-02-005   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cranefly Orchid

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tipularia discolor   FAMILY: Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tipularia discolor   FAMILY: Orchidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tipularia discolor 049-16-001   FAMILY: Orchidaceae

 

Look for it in a wide variety of mesic to rather dry forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Nettle

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boehmeria cylindrica   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Boehmeria cylindrica 059-03-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, bogs, tidal marshes, other marshes, other wetlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Greenfruit Clearweed, Richweed, Coolwort, Canadian Clearweed

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilea pumila   FAMILY: Urticaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Pilea pumila var. pumila   FAMILY: Urticaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pilea pumila 059-05-001   FAMILY: Urticaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, freshwater marshes, tidal marshes, disturbed wet ground

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curly Dock

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Rumex crispus ssp. crispus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex crispus ssp. crispus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex crispus 063-02-006   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, pastures, fields

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bitter Dock, Broadleaf Dock

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Rumex obtusifolius   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex obtusifolius   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex obtusifolius 063-02-009   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in pastures, barnyards, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Smartweed, Pinkweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria pensylvanica   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum pensylvanicum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum pensylvanicum 063-04-008   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dockleaf Smartweed, Willow-weed, Pale Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria lapathifolia   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum lapathifolium   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum lapathifolium 063-04-009   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, bottomland fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Longbristle Smartweed, Bristly Lady's-thumb, Tufted Knotweed, Oriental Lady's-thumb

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria longiseta   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum 063-04-013   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, ditches

Common

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mild Waterpepper, Swamp Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria hydropiperoides   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hydropiperoides   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hydropiperoides var. hydropiperoides 063-04-016a   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, streams, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria setacea   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum setaceum 063-04-017   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomland forests

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Tearthumb, Arrowvine

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria sagittata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum sagittatum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum sagittatum 063-04-018   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, beaver impoundments, wet thickets

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Knotweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Reynoutria japonica   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cuspidatum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum cuspidatum 063-04-023   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, disturbed areas, riverbanks and sandbars, often forming dense thickets

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: East Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Pigweed, Smooth Amaranth, Green Amaranth, Hybrid Amaranth

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amaranthus hybridus 066-03-002   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common

Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to eastern US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Pokeweed, Poke

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phytolacca americana   FAMILY: Phytolaccaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phytolacca americana var. americana   FAMILY: Phytolaccaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phytolacca americana 068-01-001   FAMILY: Phytolaccaceae

 

Look for it in a wide variety of natural & disturbed habitats, usually associated with exposed mineral soil

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Purslane, Garden Purslane, Pussley

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca oleracea 070-03-005   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, cracks in sidewalks

Common

Non-native: Asia (apparently)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields and other dry, sandy, disturbed habitats

Rare

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria media   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stellaria media ssp. media   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stellaria media 071-07-002   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, gardens, fields, bottomlands, moist forests

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Gray Mouse-ear Chickweed, Gray Chickweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium brachypetalum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Cerastium brachypetalum   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cerastium brachypetalum 071-08-004   FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Yellow Pond Lily

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nuphar advena   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuphar lutea ssp. advena   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum 073-01-001a   FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae

 

Look for it in lakes, ponds, natural depression ponds, old millponds, slow-flowing rivers (blackwater & brownwater), tidal freshwater marshes

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA Mtns)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kidneyleaf Buttercup, Small-flowered Buttercup, Kidney-leaved Crowfoot, Small-flowered Crowfoot

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus abortivus   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ranunculus abortivus 076-13-011   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in low fields, disturbed areas, bottomlands, lawns, roadsides

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ficaria verna ssp. verna   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria var. bulbifera   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed rich forests and bottomlands, mesic suburban forests, lawns

Rare, naturalized locally from horticultural plantings

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thimbleweed, Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anemone virginiana var. virginiana   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Anemone virginiana 076-16-001   FAMILY: Ranunculaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands, especially prevalent on circumneutral soils

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bloodroot, Red Puccoon

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sanguinaria canadensis   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sanguinaria canadensis 085-01-001   FAMILY: Papaveraceae

 

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Fumitory, Yellow Harlequin, Short-spurred Corydalis

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corydalis flavula   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corydalis flavula   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Corydalis flavula 086-03-002   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in rich moist forests, esp alluvial forests, glades and outcrops over mafic rocks (such as greenstone)

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fumitory, Earthsmoke

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fumaria officinalis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fumaria officinalis   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fumaria officinalis 086-04-001   FAMILY: Fumariaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields, disturbed places, escaped from gardens

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont) (rare in NC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cleome, Spiderflower, Pinkqueen

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tarenaya hassleriana   FAMILY: Cleomaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cleome hassleriana   FAMILY: Capparaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cleome houtteana 087-01-001   FAMILY: Capparaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, sandbars, riverbanks

Rare, persistent & self-seeding from cultivation as an ornamental

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Field Pennycress, Frenchweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thlaspi arvense   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thlaspi arvense   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thlaspi arvense 088-02-002   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poor Man's Pepper, Peppergrass

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lepidium virginicum 088-04-003   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Shepherd's Purse

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Capsella bursa-pastoris 088-06-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mouse-ear Cress

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Arabidopsis thaliana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabidopsis thaliana   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arabidopsis thaliana 088-15-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, lawns

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Winter-cress, Creasy

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Barbarea verna   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Barbarea verna   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Barbarea verna 088-22-001   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Bittercress

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine hirsuta   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cardamine hirsuta 088-23-008   FAMILY: Brassicaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, including fields and gardens

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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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

 


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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 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: Littleleaf Sensitive-briar, Eastern Sensitive-briar

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Mimosa microphylla   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mimosa microphylla   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Schrankia microphylla 098-02-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands and forests, esp sandhills, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coffeeweed, Sicklepod

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Senna obtusifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Senna obtusifolia   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia obtusifolia 098-05-001   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields (esp soybean fields), disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: New World tropics?

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Partridge-pea, Showy Partridge Pea

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia fasciculata 098-05-005   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, fencerows, & a wide range of other habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Partridge-pea, Common Sensitive-plant

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans var. nictitans   FAMILY: Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cassia nictitans 098-05-006   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, disturbed areas, pine savannas, and a wide variety of other habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rabbitfoot Clover

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium arvense   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium arvense   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium arvense 098-14-003   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, shale barrens

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Mediterranean region

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Clover

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium pratense   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium pratense   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium pratense 098-14-005   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Clover, White Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium repens   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium repens   FAMILY: Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trifolium repens 098-14-008   FAMILY: Fabaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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