Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Rafinesque's Seedbox at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_l_hirtella_rafin
Plants glabrescent to hirtellous with long spreading [stiff] hairs, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)
Look for it in savannas, rarely in mountain bogs, per Weakley's Flora
4 stamens, usually
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p151
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p187
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p109