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Stylisma patens

Stylisma patens (Desr.) Myint

coastal plain dawnflower, sandhill dawnflower

Stylisma patens (Coastal Plain Dawnflower)
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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: STPA8
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Stylisma patens
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Stylisma
FAMILY CODE: CONVOL

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES
INTRO: Prostrate, herbaceous perennial vine of sandhills and other relatively dry sandy areas.
STEMS: Stems slender, spreading across ground.
LEAVES: Leaves alternate, short-petiolate to sessile, linear to narrowly elliptic, to 2 in. long, covered with short and close-pressed hairs.
INFLORESCENCE:
FLOWERS: Flowers solitary on erect, slender stalks from leaf axils; white; 3/4 in. wide; funnel-shaped with 5 corolla lobes that are hairy on the outer surface and 5 also hairy, pale green much shorter calyx lobes. 2 short, dark green bracts subtend the calyx.
FRUITS:
COMMENTS: Flowers open in morning; remain open for 1 day.
HEIGHT: 1-4 ft. long

NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 0
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 1
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 0
TREE: 0
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 1

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 1
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 1
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

NCBG DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Sandhills
NATIVE RANGE: southeastern United States

NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 1
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

NCBG PHENOLOGY
bloom_time: Jun-Aug
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bloom_color: White
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Cultural Notes:

Bee Friendly: 0
Butterfly Friendly: 0
Bird Friendly: 0
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

SOIL MOISTURE:
Soil Dry: 0
Soil Average: 0
Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

LIGHT EXPOSURE
Sun: 0
Part Shade: 0
Shade: 0

MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE:
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE:

GERMINATION CODE:

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 24708
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2018-01-09

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: STPA8
USDA Common Name: Coastal Plain Dawnflower
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Vine, Forb/herb

STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S4 (S4)
GLOBAL RANK: G5
STATE STATUS:
US STATUS:
TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Stylisma patens
COMMON NAME: Common Dawnflower
SYNONYMY: [= Stylisma patens (Desrousseaux) Myint ssp. patens - K, Z; = Bonamia patens (Desrousseaux) Shinners var. patens - RAB, Y; = S. trichosanthes (Michaux) House - S, misapplied; < S. patens - WH3; = Bonamia aquatica (Walter) A. Gray - X, misapplied; Stylisma patens (Desrousseaux) Myint var. patens]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Aug.
HABITAT: Sandhills and other relatively dry sandy areas.
COMMENTS: Overall, the most common and widespread taxon of the genus in our area, regularly encountered in its habitat. E. NC south to n. FL, and west to s. MS.
RANGE MAP: Stylisma patens.png

ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Convolvulaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Morning Glory Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 56 genera and 1600 species, nearly cosmopolitan, especially in tropical and subtropical areas. Tribes follow the classification of Stefanovi?, Austin, & Olmstead (2003).
REFERENCE: Wilson (1960b); Austin (1979); Stefanovi?, Krueger, & Olmstead (2002); Stefanovi?, Austin, & Olmstead (2003). [including CUSCUTACEAE]
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Stylisma Rafinesque 1825 (Dawnflower)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 7 species (and about 8 taxa), vining to trailing herbs, endemic to se. North America.
REFERENCE: Myint (1966)=Z; Shinners (1962d)=Y; Wilson (1960b)=X.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Stylisma patens in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Stylisma patens in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Stylisma patens in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Stylisma patens in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Stylisma patens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stylisma patens

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