Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3078

Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in clay-based Carolina bays and wet savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/ Purplish
5-merous
5 sepals
5-lobed campanulate to funnelform corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stylisma aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stylisma aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 158-03-002:
Bonamia aquatica   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Dawnflower


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image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_staq3_001_lvd

        

image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

Alicia Jackson    agj_0410_saquatica_sgl15

June        NC

image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

Alicia Jackson    agj_0410_saquatica_sgl15b

June        NC

Leaves densely and conspicuously silvery-sericeous, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

Alicia Jackson    agj_1853

June    Brunswick County    NC

image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

Alicia Jackson    agj_1853b

June    Brunswick County    NC

image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

Alicia Jackson    agj_1854

June    Brunswick County    NC

image of Stylisma aquatica, Water Dawnflower

Alicia Jackson    agj_1854b

June    Brunswick County    NC

Leaves lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, about 1-1.5" long and 1/3 as wide, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.