Bartonia paniculata (Michx.) Muhl.
Family: Gentianaceae
twining screw-stem
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Phyllis J. Higman  
Etymology: Bartonia: for Prof. Benjamin Smith Barton, of Philadelphia
Plants: erect to drooping, annual/biennial, 8"-16" tall forb to almost herbaceous vine; sometimes twines or scrambles over other vegetation
Leaves: tiny, scale-like, mostly alternate, lower sometimes opposite
Flowers: yellowish, 4-parted, 1/8" long, stalked, petals lance-shaped; inflorescence a branched cluster (panicle); blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: wet; swamps, bogs, meadows
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Corey Raimond  
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Phyllis J. Higman  
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Kay Yatskievych  
Bartonia paniculata image
Phyllis J. Higman  
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Corey Raimond  
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