Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3991

Forb
Winter annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Look for it in ditches, wet disturbed areas, savannas, pond margins, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (lower leaves sometimes opposite)
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White or pink
Flowers are almost sessile.
Radially symmetrical
4-5 lobed calyx
4-5 lobed salverform (almost rotate) to slightly campanulate corolla
(4-)5 stamens

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Centunculus minimus   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anagallis minima   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Centunculus minimus

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Lysimachia minima

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 147-04-001:
Centunculus minimus   FAMILY Primulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Centunculus minimus

 

COMMON NAME:
Chaffweed, False-pimpernel


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image of Centunculus minimus, Chaffweed, False-pimpernel

Keith Bradley    kab_l_minima_9932

March    Glades County    FL

Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Glabrous, 0.3-1.5dm tall, freely branched near decumbent base. Lvs 3-7mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.