OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Froelichia floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Froelichia floridana var. floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Froelichia floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 066-05-001:
Froelichia floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed


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JK Marlow    jkm091017_029

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_031

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_033

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_078

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

image of Froelichia floridana, Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_081

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Leaves opposite, entire, lanceolate to oblanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Froelichia floridana, Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_094

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Fruiting spike 10-12mm in diameter. Fresh fruiting spikes appearing white, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Froelichia floridana, Florida Cottonweed, Florida Cottonseed

JK Marlow    jkm091017_099

October    Sumter County    SC

Manchester State Forest

Plant stiffly erect, 10-15dm tall [about 3.5-5'] per VFC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Froelichia floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Froelichia floridana var. floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Froelichia floridana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 066-05-001:
Froelichia floridana   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

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

 

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3007

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, sandy fields, sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
5-parted tubular calyx
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
White
Utricle

 

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