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Bartonia verna

WHITE SCREWSTEM

Florida native

 

This tiny plant is frequently found in wet flatwoods and bogs throughout much of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from Texas to North Carolina.
Members of the Bartonia genus have scale-like leaves less than 5 mm long. The calyx is four-lobed and the petals are only slightly united at the base. B. verna has corolla lobes that are 5 - 10 mm (3/16 - 3/8 in.) long with a rounded apex and appearing in the early part of the year.

 
Bartonia verna is a member of the Gentianaceae - Gentian family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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