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Bartonia verna (White screwstem)
Cressler, Alan

Bartonia verna

Bartonia verna (Michx.) Raf. ex Barton

White Screwstem, White Bartonia, Spring Bartonia

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Synonym(s): Centaurella verna

USDA Symbol: BAVE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 8 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bartonia verna in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bartonia verna in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bartonia verna


Record Modified: 2023-04-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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