Spigelia marilandica (Linnaeus) Linnaeus. Phen: May-Jun; late Jun-Jul. Hab: Moist to dry woodlands and forests, usually on circumneutral soils. Dist: SC, sw. NC (Cherokee Co. and Macon Co.), and TN west to s. IN and OK, south to Panhandle FL and TX; some floras allege its occurrence north to VA, MD, NJ, and PA (its recent use as a native ornamental is spreading its distribution, at least as a garden waif, beyond its native distribution). S. marilandica will likely be found in sw. VA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: White or pink-flowered plants in AL need additional study.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl5, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, Gould (1997), Rogers (1986); = Spigelia marylandica – S, orthographic variant