Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3302

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia & possibly North Carolina

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in wet meadows and calcareous fens, stream banks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate corolla
5 stamens & 5 very short staminodia
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Steironema quadriflorum   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lysimachia quadriflora   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Steironema quadriflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Steironema quadriflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Loosestrife, Four-flower Loosestrife, Smooth Loosestrife


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image of Steironema quadriflorum, Prairie Loosestrife, Four-flower Loosestrife, Smooth Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lyqu_003_lvd

        

image of Steironema quadriflorum, Prairie Loosestrife, Four-flower Loosestrife, Smooth Loosestrife

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stqu_001_lvd

        

image of Steironema quadriflorum, Prairie Loosestrife, Four-flower Loosestrife, Smooth Loosestrife

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_quadriflora_2

June        

Leaves stiff, ascending, linear. Flowers concentrated mostly in upper plant, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.