Virginia Pennywort Obolaria virginica Linnaeus    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Gentianales   >   Family Gentianaceae   >   Genus Obolaria   

Status:

Virginia Pennywort grows in nutrient-rich, moist to dry forests, often in base-rich soils (Weakley, et al., 2012).

Description:

This small, purplish-green perennial is a spring ephemeral and is often nearly hidden under fallen leaves. It blooms from March to June (Weakley, 2020).

Relationships:

Virginia Pennywort has well developed mycorrhizae and obtains much of its nutrition through these fungal partnerships (Weakley, 2020).

There are 124 records in the project database.

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Virginia Pennywort in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/16/2010). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort blooming in Harford Co., Maryland (4/26/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/4/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort blooming in Calvert Co., Maryland (3/30/2016). Photo by Karyn Molines. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/2020). Photo by Martha Johnston. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort blooming in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/19/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Howard Co., Maryland (4/29/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (3/28/2016). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Howard Co., Maryland (2/25/2017). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/22/2009). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/30/2016). Photo by Rose Anderson. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/3/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2017). Collected and processed by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/18/2019). (c) spyingnaturalist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by spyingnaturalist via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Harford Co., Maryland (3/30/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/31/2020). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/20/2011). (c) Mike Ostrowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Virginia Pennywort in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/4/2020). (c) Laura Hatmaker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Laura Hatmaker via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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