Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in oak forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Aureolaria flava   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aureolaria flava var. flava   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-24-005:
Aureolaria flava   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia flava +

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth False-foxglove, Eastern Smooth Oak-leach


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gefl2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm180408_1077

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm180408_1078

April    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Some books say the stem is glabrous [these were not, at least not in Spring].

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1835

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1837

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Stem slightly to strongly glaucous (vs. A. levigata not glaucous), per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1839

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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JK Marlow    jkm180924_4945

September    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Lower leaves pinnately lobed, the sinuses extending over halfway to midrib, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm180924_4946

September    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_flava_yellow

September    Gilmer-Murray Counties    GA

Inflorescence, pedicels and calyx glabrous, flowering Aug-Sep, per Weakley's Flora.


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_flava_yellow_b

September        

Pedicels 4-25mm long at anthesis, upwardly curved, stout (about 1mm in diam), per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm061029_029

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Pedicels upwardly curved. Capsule glabrous, 12-20mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm061029_049

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Upper leaves usually entire or serrate, lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm181028_5376

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

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JK Marlow    jkm181028_5381

October    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

The seeds of A. flava, A. laevigata, and A. virginica are winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm131103_188

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District