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Spotted Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis

The following 55 species of Herbaceous Flowering Plants (Plantae) have been positively identified at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. Each may be an ornamental plant, invasive plant, or native plant species. (See also checklists for vines, shrubs, and trees.)

Our formal survey of Herbaceous Flowering Plants is a work in progress, so please check back later for the results of our work. (Photos and/or other information about sleected species are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

NOTE: If you have expertise in Herbaceous Flowering Plant identification and would like to help survey the species at Hilton Pond Center, please contact us at RESEARCH

Family numbers below are after Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles & Bell, UNC Press 1968), which is considered outdated by some botanists. Taxonomic botany is always in flux.

* = Introduced species

32. ARACEAE (Arum Family)

38. COMMELINACEAE (Spiderwort Family)

41. LILIACEAE (Lily Family)

  • Solomon's Seal Polygonatum biflorum
  • Wild Onion Allium sp.
  • Daylily* Hemerocallis fulva
  • Atamasco Lily Zephyranthes atamasca

44. AMARYLLIDACEAE (Amaryllis Family)

46. IRIDACEAE (Iris Family)

49. ORCHIDACEAE (Orchid Family)

68. PHYTOLACCACEAE (Pokeweed Family)

70. PORTULACACEAE (Pink Family)

  • Spring-Beauty Claytonia virginica


87. CAPPARACEAE (Caper Family)

  • Red Spider-flower* Cleome houtteana

88. BRASSICACEAE (Mustard Family)

  • Silver Dollar Plant* Lunaria annua

97. ROSACEAE (Rose Family)

  • Indian Strawberry* Potentilla indica (formerly Duchesnea indica)

98. FABACEAE or LEGUMINOSAE (Pea or Legume Family)

101. GERANIACEAE (Geranium Family)

  • Cut-leafed Cranesbill* Geranium dissectum
  • Dove's-foot Cranesbill* Geranium molle

118. BALSAMINACEAE (Balsam or Touch-Me-Not Family)

  • Spotted Jewelweed Impatiens capensis (photo above)

130. VIOLACEAE (Violet Family)

131. PASSIFLORACEAE (Passion-Flower Family)

  • Maypops (Purple Passion-flower) Passiflora incarnata
  • Yellow Passion-flower Passiflora lutea

137. ONAGRACEAE (Evening Primrose Family)

  • Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis

140. APIACEAE (Carrot Family)

145. ERICACEAE (Heath Family)

156. APOCYNACEAE (Dogbane Family)

  • Dogbane (Indian Hemp) Apocynum cannabinum

157. ASCLEPIADACEAE (Milkweed Family) Note: Some authorities lump this family with #156

163. PHRYMACEAE or LABIATAE (Lop-seed Family)

164. LAMIACEAE or LABIATAE (Mint Family)

  • Lyre-leafed Sage Salvia lyrata
  • Henbit #1* Lamium amplexicaule
  • Henbit #2* Lamium purpureum
  • Skullcap Scutellaria integrifolia

165. SOLANACEAE (Nightshade Family)

171. ACANTHACEAE (Acanthus Family)

173. RUBIACEAE (Madder Family)

  • Bluets Houstonia pusilla
  • Field Madder* Sherardia arvensis

178. CAMPANULACEAE (Bellflower Family)

179. ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE (Aster, Sunflower, or Composite Family)

  • Ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia
  • Common Dandelion* Taraxacum officinale
  • Small's Ragwort Senecio smallii (aka Southern Ragwort Packera anonyma)
  • Devil's Grandmother Elephantopus tomentosus
  • Oxeye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
  • Rudbeckia Rudbeckia fulgida
  • Daisy Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus
  • Goldenrod(s) Solidago spp.
  • Dog-fennel Eupatorium capillifolium
  • Schweinitz's Sunflower** Helianthus schweinitzii

* = Introduced species
** = Endangered Species

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