Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cattail
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Typha latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Typha latifolia 019-01-001


Female flowers in brown cylindrical spike; male spike above and contiguous, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bunched Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria fasciculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria fasciculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sagittaria fasciculata 027-03-005


Flowers usually in 2-4 whorls of 3, upper usually staminate, lower pistillate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria latifolia +
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria latifolia
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sagittaria latifolia + 027-03-009


Showy white flowers with 3 petals, the lower flowers usually female, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001


Slender club-shaped spadix enclosed in a narrow pointed green spathe, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley & the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis
(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003
GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Commelina communis var. communis
GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Commelina communis var. ludens

Lower petal white and reduced, so the flower appears to be only 2 petals, per Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dayflower, Wart-removing Herb
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002


Superficially suggestive of a miniature Spiderwort, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Trillium hugeri

Ovary purplish, about the same length as stamens and 1/3 that of petals, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trillium catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007


Petals strongly reflexed above the tube; anthers curved outward, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Solomon's Seal, Smooth Solomon's Seal
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygonatum biflorum +
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonatum biflorum 041-10-002
LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Polygonatum commutatum

Flowers 12-21mm long, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Star of Bethlehem
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ornithogalum umbellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ornithogalum umbellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ornithogalum umbellatum 041-28-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Ornithogalum umbellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ornithogalum umbellatum

Stamens about half the length of the perianth, the filaments membranous-winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Grape-hyacinth, Blue Bottles
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Muscari neglectum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Muscari neglectum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Muscari racemosum 041-30-001
(?) Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989) Muscari atlanticum

Corolla ellipsoid-ovoid, distinctly longer than wide, the lobes erect, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Onion Grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium vineale
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Allium vineale ssp. vineale
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Allium vineale 041-35-001


Flowers, if present, pinkish, on stalks c 10-20mm long, per www.plant-identification.co.uk


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Onion
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium canadense var. canadense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium canadense var. canadense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Allium canadense var. canadense 041-35-002a


The terminal umbel is usually a mixture of bulblets and flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon Common Name: Liriope, Lilyturf
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Liriope graminifolia
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China Liriope graminifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Liriope & Ophiopogon naturalized & commonly cultivated in the USA (Nesom, 2010) Liriope graminifolia

Scapes mostly equal to or longer than leaves; inflorescences conspicuous, per Overview of Liriope and Ophiopogon (Ruscaceae) naturalized and commonly cultivated in the USA (Nesom, 2010).


range map need picture of flower of Ophiopogon japonicus, Ophiopogon japonicus, -
camera icon Common Name: Mondo Grass, Black Mondo, Monkeygrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ophiopogon japonicus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ophiopogon japonicus
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China Ophiopogon japonicus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Liriope & Ophiopogon naturalized & commonly cultivated in the USA (Nesom, 2010) Ophiopogon japonicus

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium angustifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium angustifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium angustifolium 046-02-004
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Sisyrinchium graminoides

Stems are usually branched, each with 2(+) spathes on long peduncles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium rosulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium rosulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sisyrinchium rosulatum 046-02-005
GREATER THAN Sisyrinchium exile

Tepals of S. rosulatum flare gradually, usually with a maroon blaze at base, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cranefly Orchid
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tipularia discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tipularia discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Tipularia discolor 049-16-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Tipularia unifolia

Flowers greenish, lemon-yellow, rust-brown or purplish, on slender pedicels, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Nettle
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Boehmeria cylindrica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Boehmeria cylindrica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Boehmeria cylindrica 059-03-001
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Boehmeria cylindrica
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Boehmeria drummondiana

Inflorescence of small compact glomerules along leafless lateral branches, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Greenfruit Clearweed, Richweed, Coolwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pilea pumila
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Pilea pumila var. pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Pilea pumila 059-05-001
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database Pilea pumila var. deamii
LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Adicea pumila

Greenish flowers in short drooping clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curly Dock
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rumex crispus ssp. crispus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex crispus ssp. crispus
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rumex crispus 063-02-006


Pistillate flowers have 3 feathery stigmas, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex obtusifolius
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Dock, Bitter Dock
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rumex obtusifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex obtusifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Rumex obtusifolius 063-02-009


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Smartweed, Pinkweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria pensylvanica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum pensylvanicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum pensylvanicum 063-04-008


Rather tight, erect cylindric racemes, 1-2" long and 0.5" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Dockleaf Smartweed, Willow-weed, Pale Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria lapathifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum lapathifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum lapathifolium 063-04-009


Tepals 4(5); inflorescences usually arching-drooping, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Longbristle Smartweed, Bristly Lady’s-thumb, Tufted Knotweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria longiseta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum 063-04-013
SYNONYMOUS WITH Polygonum longisetum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003) Polygonum caespitosum var. longisetum

Deep reddish-pink flowers on erect terminal spikes only 0.2" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mild Waterpepper
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria hydropiperoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hydropiperoides
GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum hydropiperoides var. hydropiperoides 063-04-016a


Flowers without dotted glands, in erect spikes with gaps between clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Smartweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria setacea
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum setaceum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum setaceum 063-04-017
GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Polygonum setaceum +

Racemes densely flowered. Calyx greenish to pinkish or whitish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Tearthumb, Arrowvine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Persicaria sagittata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum sagittatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum sagittatum 063-04-018


Flowers white or pink in small rounded heads, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Knotweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Reynoutria japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cuspidatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Polygonum cuspidatum 063-04-023
SYNONYMOUS WITH Generic Limits in Polygonum (Ronse Decraene & Akeroyd, 1988) Fallopia japonica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Pleuropterus zuccarinii

Flowers in axillary, paniculate racemes. Calyx 1.5-2mm long in flower, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Pigweed, Smooth Amaranth, Green Amaranth, Hybrid Amaranth
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amaranthus hybridus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus hybridus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Amaranthus hybridus 066-03-002


Inflorescences moderately large, usually soft and lax, with spreading branches, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Pokeweed, Poke
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phytolacca americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phytolacca americana var. americana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Phytolacca americana 068-01-001


Flowers have 5 round greenish-white or pinkish petaloid sepals [no petals], per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Common Purslane, Garden Purslane, Pussley
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca oleracea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca oleracea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Portulaca oleracea 070-03-005


Flowers bright yellow, 1/4-3/8" wide, mostly solitary in a rosette of leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca amilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca amilis


Flowers less than 20mm across, petals pink to purple, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Chickweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stellaria media
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Stellaria media ssp. media
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Stellaria media 071-07-002
LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Alsine media

Three stigmas, red anthers, and 5 two-lobed petals (looking like 10 petals), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon Common Name: Gray Mouse-ear, Gray Mouse-ear Chickweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cerastium brachypetalum
(?) PLANTS National Database: Cerastium brachypetalum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cerastium brachypetalum 071-08-004
GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Cerastium brachypetalum ssp. brachypetalum

Pedicels erect or ascending, 6-15 mm, shaggy. Sepals densely pubescent, per Flora of North America.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Yellow Pond Lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nuphar advena
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuphar lutea ssp. advena
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Nuphar luteum ssp. macrophyllum 073-01-001a
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Nymphaea advena
SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011) Nuphar advena ssp. advena

Flowers w 5-6 large yellow sepals & numerous small petals resembling stamens, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus abortivus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Ranunculus abortivus 076-13-011


Petals less than 1/8" long, shorter than sepals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Fig Buttercup, Lesser Celandine, Pilewort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ficaria verna ssp. verna
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Ranunculus ficaria var. bulbifera
LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Ranunculus ficaria
SYNONYMOUS WITH Ranunculus ficaria sensu lato (Sell 1994) Ranunculus ficaria ssp. bulbilifer

Flower petals usually narrow and not contiguous, per Ranunculus ficaria L. sensu lato (Sell 1994).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Anemone virginiana var. virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anemone virginiana var. virginiana
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Anemone virginiana 076-16-001


Sepals whitish, petaloid, usually 5; petals absent; stamens numerous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bloodroot, Red Puccoon
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sanguinaria canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sanguinaria canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Sanguinaria canadensis 085-01-001


8-16 white petals, 4 of which are slightly longer than the others, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Fumitory, Yellow Harlequin, Short-spurred Corydalis
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Corydalis flavula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Corydalis flavula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Corydalis flavula 086-03-002
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Capnoides flavulum

Upper petal has a toothed crest and the corolla has a short spur, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon Common Name: Fumitory, Earthsmoke
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fumaria officinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fumaria officinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Fumaria officinalis 086-04-001


Corolla purplish, crimson at the tip; one petal with a spur at the base, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon Common Name: Cleome, Spiderflower, Pinkqueen
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Tarenaya hassleriana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cleome hassleriana
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cleome houtteana 087-01-001
LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Cleome spinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Neocleome spinosa

Petals clawed, claw 1-1.5cm long. Filaments 4-6cm long (longer than petals), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Thlaspi arvense, Thlaspi arvense, Thlaspi arvense
camera icon Common Name: Field Penny-cress, Frenchweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Thlaspi arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thlaspi arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Thlaspi arvense 088-02-002


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Poor Man's Pepper, Peppergrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Lepidium virginicum 088-04-003


Petals white, entire, less than 1mm long, sometimes absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Shepherd's Purse
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Capsella bursa-pastoris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Capsella bursa-pastoris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Capsella bursa-pastoris 088-06-001
GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Capsella rubella
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Bursa bursa-pastoris

Better known by its obcordate-triangular seed pods than its minute flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon Common Name: Mouse-ear Cress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arabidopsis thaliana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arabidopsis thaliana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Arabidopsis thaliana 088-15-001


Petals white, 3-4mm long, entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Early Winter-cress, Creasy
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Barbarea verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Barbarea verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Barbarea verna 088-22-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Campe verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Barbarea verna

Flowers are about 1/4" wide (vs. about 1/2" wide in Brassica), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Bittercress
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cardamine hirsuta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cardamine hirsuta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cardamine hirsuta 088-23-008


Petals white, 2-3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Strawberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fragaria virginiana
GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database: Fragaria virginiana ssp. virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Fragaria virginiana 097-01-001
GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952) Fragaria virginiana var. virginiana

5 white petals, almost orbicular or obovate, entire or emarginate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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


Flowers have 5 yellow petals, narrowly obovate to elliptic, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Cinquefoil, Running Five-fingers
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Potentilla canadensis var. canadensis
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Potentilla canadensis 097-04-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Potentilla pumila

Flowers have yellow, obovate petals 0.7-1cm long, and 20 stamens of 3 lengths, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Sensitive-briar
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Mimosa microphylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mimosa microphylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Schrankia microphylla 098-02-001
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Mimosa quadrivalvis var. angustata
GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Leptoglottis microphylla

Each flower in this head has a small 5-lobed corolla & 10 long pink stamens, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coffeeweed, Sicklepod
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Senna obtusifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Senna obtusifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cassia obtusifolia 098-05-001


Slightly unequal dull yellow petals that never seem to be open fully, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Partridge Pea, Showy Partridge Pea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cassia fasciculata 098-05-005


Flowers not pea-like: 5 petals, 4 with a reddish mark at the base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Sensitive-plant, Sensitive Partridge Pea
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaecrista nictitans ssp. nictitans var. nictitans
LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Cassia nictitans 098-05-006


Flowers about 1/4" across. Lowermost petal about 2x as long as others, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rabbitfoot Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Trifolium arvense 098-14-003


Has a fuzzy, long head of tiny, grayish-pink flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium pratense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium pratense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Trifolium pratense 098-14-005


Flowers are tiny, pink, sessile, and borne in a round head 1" across, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Clover, White Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Trifolium repens 098-14-008


Flowers white or pink-tinged. Flower stalks without leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover, Field Clover
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trifolium campestre
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trifolium campestre
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Trifolium campestre 098-14-013
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Trifolium procumbens

Standard with 5 obvious diagonal veins (striations), per Weakley's Flora.


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