OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Mitreola sessilifolia   FAMILY Loganiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mitreola sessilifolia   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 154-03-001:
Cynoctonum sessilifolium   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cynoctonum sessilifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod


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image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1235

July        NC

The tiny 2mm flowers appear to open in sequence along inflorescence branches. — Will Stuart

image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1264

July        NC

Flowers at various stages of maturity. — Will Stuart

image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1289

July        NC

Leaves ovate to widely elliptic, acute to obtuse, base rounded, sessile..., per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mitreola sessilifolia, Small-leaved Miterwort, Swamp Hornpod

Will Stuart    wil_m_sessilifoli731_1326

July        NC

Short curved branchlets crowded w tiny flowers like no other Sandhills plant, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Mitreola sessilifolia   FAMILY Loganiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mitreola sessilifolia   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 154-03-001:
Cynoctonum sessilifolium   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cynoctonum sessilifolium

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4385

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, pocosins, ditches, margins of limesink depressions (dolines), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins entire
Plants glabrous or essentially glabrous

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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