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Obolaria virginica Linnaeus. Pennywort. Phen: (Late Feb-) Mar-Jun; May-Jul. Hab: Nutrient-rich, moist to dry forests, mesic hammocks. Dist: NJ west to OH, s. IN, and s. IL, south to Panhandle FL (Jefferson County) and se. LA (reported from TX).

ID notes:The small purplish-green plants are inconspicuous, often nearly hidden under fallen leaves.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Obolaria has well-developed mycorrhizae and is substantially mycoheterotrophic (Cameron & Bolin 2010).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl5, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Gillett (1959)

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