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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Gratiola virginiana var. aestuariorum

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Gratiola virginiana var. virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 17 (2019)

Gratiola virginiana

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Gratiola virginiana var. aestuariorum

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Gratiola virginiana var. virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)

Gratiola virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-006:

Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Gratiola virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_grvi_001_lvd

        

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_grvi_003_lvd

        

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210209_8720

February    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210309_9036

March    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210406_9181

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210406_9256

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves cuneate at the base. Pedicels stout, erect, 1-5(12)mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210406_9264

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Bractlets linear, slightly longer than the sepals. Sepals 4-6mm long, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981).

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210413_9502

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgvirginiana_cane1

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Nearly 2' tall; leaves elliptical; flowers on stout but very short pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

Steve Marlow    snm210406_6176

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Gratiola virginiana, Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0970

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Gratiola virginiana var. aestuariorum

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Gratiola virginiana var. virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 17
Gratiola virginiana

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Gratiola virginiana var. aestuariorum

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Gratiola virginiana var. virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Gratiola virginiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-07-006:
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Gratiola virginiana

 

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2236

Emergent aquatic or semi-aquatic (rooted) ?; Forb
Annual/Weak perennial

Habitat: Sluggish streams, bogs, wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in SC Mountains, rare in NC Mountains)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White (lined with lavender)
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but the upper two lobes are fused)
2 stamens
Superior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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