Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2380

Submersed aquatic that also has floating leaves (rooted); Forb
Annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in vernal pools on granitic flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (submerged) & opposite (floating)

FLOWER:
Spring
White or pale lavender
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
2-lipped corolla with 5 spreading lobes
2 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gratiola amphiantha   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amphianthus pusillus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-04-001:
Amphianthus pusillus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pool-sprite, Snorkelwort, Little Amphianthus


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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_1002

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_1012

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_1021

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_3789

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_3797

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_3802

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Floating leaves about 1/4" long, oval, paired; submerged leaves in a rosette, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_3850

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_amphiantha_3856

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Will Stuart    wil_4467700521_36e2a3bca9

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

Flowers less than 1/4" long, with a short tube and 5 spreading lobes, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.


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Will Stuart    wil_6969633183_0ee62273f3

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock

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Will Stuart    wil_8464945135_11688758bb

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock