Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3723

Forb
Winter annual

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare, endemic to nw GA and parts of KY-TN

Look for it in limestone glades, disturbed calcareous sites nearby, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
4 sepals
4 petals

FRUIT:
Spring
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Leavenworthia uniflora   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leavenworthia uniflora   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Michaux's Glade-cress


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image of Leavenworthia uniflora

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_leun_001_lvd

        

image of Leavenworthia uniflora

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_uniflora_1

March        

Resembles L. exigua var. exigua, but petals pure white, rounded not notched, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.