OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Melochia spicata   FAMILY Malvaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melochia spicata   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Sterculiaceae in the Southeastern US (Brizicky, 1966)
Melochia villosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Riedlea hirsuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Bretonica Peluda


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image of Melochia spicata, Bretonica Peluda

Keith Bradley    kab_melochia_spicata_4629

October    Lee County    FL

Wild Turkey Strand Preserve

Leaves densely pubescent, ovate-oblong. Flwrs bell-shaped in upper leaf axils, per Everglades Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Melochia spicata   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Melochia spicata   FAMILY Sterculiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Sterculiaceae in the Southeastern US (Brizicky, 1966)
Melochia villosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Riedlea hirsuta

 

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4018

Subshrub; Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: tropical America, the original distribution uncertain

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, 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
Alternate
Leaves have short petioles.

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink, purplish, or violet
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences spikelike

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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