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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Yeatesia viridiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yeatesia viridiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Acanthaceae in the Southeastern US (Long, 1970)
Dicliptera viridiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Yeatesia viridiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Bractspike


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image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115143

May    Allendale County    SC

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115143b

May    Allendale County    SC

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115156

May    Allendale County    SC

Leaf blades elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 5-15cm long; margins entire, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115156b

May    Allendale County    SC

Corolla 4-lobed, the lobes nearly equal, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115215

May    Allendale County    SC

Flowers in conspicuously bracted spikes, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115215b

May    Allendale County    SC

Bracts and/or bractlets subtending the flowers conspicuous, 5-15mm long, obovate, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115237

May    Allendale County    SC

image of Yeatesia viridiflora, Yellow Bractspike

Ron Lance    rwl_20220523_115237b

May    Allendale County    SC

Corolla slightly 2-lipped: upper lip entire or nearly so; lower lip 3-lobed, per Manual of the Southeastern Flora (JK Small, 1933).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Yeatesia viridiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yeatesia viridiflora   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Acanthaceae in the Southeastern US (Long, 1970)
Dicliptera viridiflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Yeatesia viridiflora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4512

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Rich bottomlands, calcareous river bluffs and hammocks, prairies, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White, pale-purplish, or pink
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
Slightly 2-lipped, 5-lobed funnelform corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall?
Capsule

 

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