Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Winged Pigweed - Cycloloma atriplicifolium   (Sprengel) CoulterOnly member of Cycloloma in NC.
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Author(Sprengel) Coulter
DistributionThere is a single collection in 1946 from a sandy waste place in Wrightsville Beach (New Hanover County).

Native of central and western N.A.; adventive eastward.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatSandy waste place.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-November.
IdentificationThis little shrub-like plant grows 1-2 feet tall, with a rounded, domed appearance like a tumbleweed with a remarkable number of intertwining branches. Its leaves are distinctive and resemble narrow oak leaves with sharp-tipped lobes. The inflorescences are interrupted spikes that grow from leaf axils. At maturity the corolla forms a fused wing that encircles the fruit.
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