Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2338

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, bottomlands, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Calyx lobes minute or obsolete
5-lobed funnelform corolla
3 exserted stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Valerianella radiata   FAMILY Valerianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Valerianella radiata   FAMILY Valerianaceae

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Valerianella woodsiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 175-01-002:
Valerianella radiata   FAMILY Valerianaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Valerianella radiata

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Valerianella woodsiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Beaked Cornsalad


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image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vara_001_lvd

        

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vawo_001_lvd

        

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm190305_6632

March    Greenville County    SC

Each leaf has a prominent central vein, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm070421_033

April    Greenville County    SC

Similar to V. locusta, but stems often 2-7dm tall (vs locusta's usually 1-3dm), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm070421_036

April    Greenville County    SC

Valerianella of the southern mtns are succulent, dichotomously forked plants, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm070421_040

April    Greenville County    SC

Flowers with conspicuously exserted stamens, in densely flowered cymes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm070428_009

April    Greenville County    SC

Cauline leaves opposite, sessile, spatulate or elliptic-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm120407_706

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf margins smooth or with a few coarse teeth toward the base, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm200409_3558

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_307

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Outer bracts and bractlets of cymules spinulose-ciliate at apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    s080420_c

April        TN

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm140504_736

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    jkm200525_5193

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvradiata_moultrie

May        SC

Lake Moultrie

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

Roxanna Martin    rlm5710_192b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruit is a nutlet, without corky thickening, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Valerianella radiata, Beaked Cornsalad

JK Marlow    s080503_b

May    Greenville County    SC