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Bartonia paniculata (Michx.) Muhl.
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
USDA Symbol: BAPA2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Plants may be parasitic or hemiparasitic on the roots of other plants or trees. Screw-stems are thus named because the shoots are often twisted (even twining), with the leaves arranged spirally.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: 20-40 cm in height.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Florida to Louisiana, north to southern New England and Nova Scotia, west through southern New York to Okalahoma.
Native Habitat: Wet peat and sand.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Bartonia paniculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bartonia paniculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bartonia paniculata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-03-07
Research By: TWC Staff