Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 22 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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drawing of Cynoglossum officinale, Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey need picture of leaf or frond of Cynoglossum officinale, Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey need picture of flower of Cynoglossum officinale, Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cynoglossum officinale, Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey need picture of fruit of Cynoglossum officinale, Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey
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Common Name: Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cynoglossum officinale
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynoglossum officinale
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynoglossum officinale 161-02-001

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, pastures, calcareous shale barrens

Rare south of VA

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Wild Comfrey, Southern Hound’s-tongue
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Andersonglossum virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynoglossum virginianum var. virginianum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynoglossum virginianum 161-02-002

 

Look for it in moist deciduous forests

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Stickseed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hackelia virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hackelia virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Hackelia virginiana 161-03-001

 

Look for it in rich forests & woodlands

Rare south of VA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Echium vulgare
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Echium vulgare
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Echium vulgare 161-04-001

 

Look for it on roadsides, dry pastures, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Corn-gromwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Buglossoides arvensis ssp. arvensis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Buglossoides arvensis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum arvense 161-05-001

 

Look for it on roadsides, dry disturbed areas, sandy fields

Common (uncommon in GA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Puccoon, Hairy Puccoon, Sandhill Puccoon
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum caroliniense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum caroliniense var. caroliniense
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum caroliniense 161-05-002

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy soils

Common (rare north of southern SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hoary Puccoon, Indian-paint
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum canescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum canescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum canescens 161-05-003

 

Look for it in dry woodlands and glades over calcareous rocks (such as limestone, dolostone) or mafic rocks (such as diabase)

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Stoneseed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum tuberosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum tuberosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lithospermum tuberosum 161-05-004

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests, especially over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: American Gromwell, Broadleaf Gromwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lithospermum latifolium

 

Look for it in dry to moist woodlands over calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Marbleseed, Virginia False Gromwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Onosmodium virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onosmodium virginianum 161-06-001

 

Look for it in sandhill woodlands, shell middens in the outer Coastal Plain, woodlands and barrens over diabase and other mafic rocks in the Piedmont and low Mountains, barrens, glades, or woodlands over calcareous rocks in the Mountains

Uncommon (rare in NC & northward)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Western Marbleseed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lithospermum occidentale
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Onosmodium bejariense var. occidentale

 

Look for it in open woodlands over limestone

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Scorpion-grass, True Forget-me-not
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis scorpioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis scorpioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis scorpioides 161-07-001

 

Look for it in wet meadows, streambanks

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smaller Forget-me-not, Marsh Forget-me-not, Tufted Forget-me-not
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis laxa ssp. laxa
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Myosotis laxa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis laxa 161-07-002

 

Look for it in marshes, streambanks

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Spring Forget-me-not, Early Forget-me-not, Early Scorpion-grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis verna 161-07-003

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, dry fields

Common (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bigseed Forget-me-not, Scorpion-grass, Largeseed Forget-me-not
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis macrosperma
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis macrosperma
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis macrosperma 161-07-004

 

Look for it in bottomland forests and alluvial fields, probably associated with nutrient-rich soils

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Myosotis arvensis, Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass need picture of leaf or frond of Myosotis arvensis, Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass need picture of flower of Myosotis arvensis, Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Myosotis arvensis, Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass need picture of fruit of Myosotis arvensis, Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass
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Common Name: Field Forget-me-not, Field Scorpion-grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Myosotis arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis arvensis 161-07-005

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


drawing of Myosotis discolor, Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not need picture of leaf or frond of Myosotis discolor, Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not need picture of flower of Myosotis discolor, Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Myosotis discolor, Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not need picture of fruit of Myosotis discolor, Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not
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Common Name: Yellow-and-blue Scorpion-grass, Changing Forget-me-not
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myosotis discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis discolor 161-07-007

 

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Scorpion-grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Myosotis stricta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Myosotis stricta
(?) (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Myosotis micrantha 161-07-008

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Bluebells, Virginia Cowslip
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mertensia virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mertensia virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mertensia virginica 161-10-001

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist, alluvial soils of floodplain forests & thickets

Rare south of VA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


drawing of Anchusa arvensis, Small Bugloss, Alkanet need picture of leaf or frond of Anchusa arvensis, Small Bugloss, Alkanet need picture of flower of Anchusa arvensis, Small Bugloss, Alkanet need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Anchusa arvensis, Small Bugloss, Alkanet need picture of fruit of Anchusa arvensis, Small Bugloss, Alkanet
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Common Name: Small Bugloss, Alkanet
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Anchusa arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anchusa arvensis

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Common Bugloss, Alkanet, Bee Bread
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Anchusa officinalis

 

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prickly Comfrey
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Symphytum asperum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symphytum asperum

 

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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