Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Hearts-a-bustin' at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
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JK Marlow jkm0403d_28
March Oconee County SC
Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District
Twigs green, slender, 4-sided, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmeamericanus_flwrwadb
April Pickens County SC
Inconspicuous flat, greenish-cream flowers, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.
Gill Newberry gn05_e_americanus_flower
1-3 flowers on a solitary axillary peduncle about half the leaf length, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm0305p_09
May Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Leaves thin, lanceolate to ovate, subsessile, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmeamericanus_flwrlr1b
May Pickens County SC
Table Rock State Park
The 1/2" flowers have five yellowish or brownish-green ovate petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Gill Newberry gn10_e_fruits_close_up
Fruit a warty red capsule that splits at maturity revealing orange-red seeds, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.