Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


888

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in hardwood forests, forest edges and roadbanks, thin soils around rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-5 (or opposite)

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate to slightly campanulate corolla
5 stamens, united into a conspicuous tube
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a leafy terminal panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lysimachia fraseri   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia fraseri   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 147-02-005:
Lysimachia fraseri   FAMILY Primulaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fraser's Loosestrife


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JK Marlow    jkm150621_373

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Leaves whorled to opposite distally, lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150621_374

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150621_377

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150621_380

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Inflorescence a terminal panicle subtended by bracts much smallr than stem lvs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150621_392

June    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail

Corolla lobe margins entire, apex acute to obtuse; filaments connate, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150822_826

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Calyx not streaked, 4-6mm, lobes lanceolate, margins darkly thickened, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150822_829

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves have a narrow translucent red border best observed with a 10x lens, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150822_830

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Lysimachia fraseri

JK Marlow    jkm150822_831

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Capsules 3-5mm, not punctate, glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Lysimachia fraseri

Sam Pratt    sbp_3404

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Sam Pratt    sbp_3409

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Sam Pratt    sbp_3412

September    Spartanburg County    SC