Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3079

Herbaceous vine (trailing)
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in sandhills and other relatively dry sandy areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
5-merous
5 sepals
5-lobed campanulate to funnelform corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

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 patens var. patens   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stylisma patens ssp. patens   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 158-03-004a:
Bonamia patens var. patens   FAMILY Convolvulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Dawnflower, Sandhill Morning Glory


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image of Stylisma patens var. patens

Will Stuart    wil_stylisma_patens_102

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Its narrow elliptic leaves parallel the forest floor. — Will Stuart

image of Stylisma patens var. patens

Will Stuart    wil_stylisma_patens_114

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Dawnflowers are diminuitive relatives of familiar morning glories (Ipomoea), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.