Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Waterstar, Common Water-starwort, Two-headed Water-starwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Callitriche heterophylla var. heterophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callitriche heterophylla ssp. heterophylla
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Callitriche heterophylla 109-01-001

 

Look for it in pools, slow-moving streams, ditches

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Pond Water-starwort, European waterstarwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Callitriche stagnalis
(?) PLANTS National Database: Callitriche stagnalis

 

Look for it in ponds, stagnant water, wet soil

Rare

Non-native: Europe /possibly native in some areas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pool-sprite, Snorkelwort, Little Amphianthus
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Gratiola amphiantha
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amphianthus pusillus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amphianthus pusillus 166-04-001

 

Look for it in vernal pools on granitic flatrocks

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tropical Water-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Bacopa innominata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bacopa innominata
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bacopa cyclophylla 166-05-002

 

Look for it in freshwater tidal muds, marshes, shallow water

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Water-hyssop, Sweet Water-hyssop, Carolina Water-hyssop, Lemon Bacopa
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Bacopa caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bacopa caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bacopa caroliniana 166-05-003

 

Look for it on wet shores, tidal muds, marshes

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in our area)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mecardonia, Common Axilflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mecardonia acuminata 166-06-001

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, bottomland forests, wet disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Shaggy Hedge-hyssop, Pilose Hedge-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sophronanthe pilosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola pilosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola pilosa 166-07-001

 

Look for it in marshes, wet areas, wet pine savannas

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Hedge-hyssop, Golden-pert, Golden Hedge-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Gratiola lutea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola aurea 166-07-003

 

Look for it on blackwater riverbanks, in pond cypress savannas in Carolina bays, other acidic wetlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Gratiola viscidula, Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop need picture of leaf or frond of Gratiola viscidula, Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop need picture of flower of Gratiola viscidula, Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Gratiola viscidula, Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop need picture of fruit of Gratiola viscidula, Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop
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Common Name: Viscid Hedge-hyssop, Sticky Hedge-hyssop, Short's Hedge-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Gratiola viscidula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola viscidula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola viscidula 166-07-004

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, beaver ponds, wet areas, ditches, margins of Coastal Plain ponds

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mud-hyssop, Mud Hedge-hyssop, Clammy Hedge-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Gratiola neglecta
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Gratiola neglecta
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola neglecta 166-07-005

 

Look for it in ditches, wet areas, bottomlands, wet cropped fields, brackish marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Roundfruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Gratiola virginiana
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Gratiola virginiana +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola virginiana 166-07-006

 

Look for it in sluggish streams, bogs, wet areas

Common (uncommon in SC Mountains, rare in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Hedge-hyssop
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sophronanthe hispida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola hispida

 

Look for it in dry-mesic pine savannas, scrubby pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhills, Florida scrub, grasslands, dunes

Uncommon in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cuthbert’s Turtlehead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chelone cuthbertii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone cuthbertii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone cuthbertii 166-13-001

 

Look for it in bogs, sphagnous swamps, seeps

Uncommon in NC-SC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Turtlehead, Pink Turtlehead, Appalachian Turtlehead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chelone lyonii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone lyonii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone lyonii 166-13-002

 

Look for it in cove forests, spruce-fir forests, balds, streambanks

Uncommon (rare in SC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple Turtlehead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chelone obliqua +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone obliqua +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone obliqua 166-13-003

 

Look for it in streambanks, swamp forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Turtlehead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chelone glabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone glabra
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone glabra 166-13-004

 

Look for it in streambanks, seeps, swamp forests

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small's Penstemon, Blue Ridge Beardtongue, Small's Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon smallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon smallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon smallii 166-14-001

 

Look for it in woodlands, cliffs, glades, roadbanks

Common, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Beardtongue, Gray's Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon canescens
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Penstemon canescens
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon canescens 166-14-002

 

Look for it in woodlands, glades, forest edges, rocky woodlands, roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Pale Beardtongue, Eastern White Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Penstemon pallidus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon pallidus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon pallidus 166-14-003

 

Look for it in limestone and shale barrens, other dry, disturbed areas

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Downy Beardtongue, Sandhill Beardtongue, Southern Beardtongue, Southeastern Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon australis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon australis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon australis 166-14-004

 

Look for it in sandhills, flatwoods, dry hammocks, dry sandy roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Foxglove Beardtongue, Tall White Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon digitalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon digitalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon digitalis 166-14-005

 

Look for it in alluvial forests, moist fields, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Beardtongue, Eastern Beardtongue, Eastern Smooth Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon laevigatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon laevigatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon laevigatus 166-14-006

 

Look for it in low meadows, bottomlands, forest edges, hammocks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Penstemon calycosus, Longsepal Beardtongue need picture of leaf or frond of Penstemon calycosus, Longsepal Beardtongue need picture of flower of Penstemon calycosus, Longsepal Beardtongue need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Penstemon calycosus, Longsepal Beardtongue need picture of fruit of Penstemon calycosus, Longsepal Beardtongue
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Common Name: Longsepal Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon calycosus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon calycosus

 

Look for it on limestone ledges, other woodlands

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Georgia Beardtongue, Grit Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Penstemon dissectus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon dissectus

 

Look for it in Altamaha Grit outcrops, sandhills

Rare, endemic to Altamaha Grit outcrops and other sandy areas in south Georgia

Native to Georgia

 


drawing of Penstemon hirsutus, Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue need picture of leaf or frond of Penstemon hirsutus, Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue need picture of flower of Penstemon hirsutus, Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Penstemon hirsutus, Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue need picture of fruit of Penstemon hirsutus, Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue
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Common Name: Northeastern Beardtongue, Hairy Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon hirsutus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon hirsutus

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, & fields

Uncommon

Native north of the Carolinas

 


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Common Name: Manyflower Beardtongue
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Penstemon multiflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon multiflorus

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry flatwoods

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oldfield Toadflax, Common Toadflax, Canada Toadflax
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Linaria canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuttallanthus canadensis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Linaria canadensis 166-16-001

 

Look for it in a wide variety of natural and disturbed habitats, esp common and weedy in disturbed sites such as roadsides and fields, also common and apparently native in thin soil of rock outcrops

Common (rare in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Texas Toadflax
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Linaria texana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuttallanthus texanus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Linaria canadensis 166-16-001?

 

Look for it on granite flatrocks, in dry sandy soils, in disturbed soils of roadsides and fields

Uncommon in GA, waifs in NC-SC

Native to south central US, not clear how far east original range extended (GA?)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Butter-and-eggs, Yellow Toadflax, Wild-snapdragon
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Linaria vulgaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Linaria vulgaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Linaria vulgaris 166-16-002

 

Look for it in fields, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Dalmation Toadflax
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica

 

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: purple toadflax
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -
PLANTS National Database: Linaria purpurea

 

Non-native: Mediterranean

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Culver's-root
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronicastrum virginicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronicastrum virginicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronicastrum virginicum 166-19-001

 

Look for it on streambanks, in bogs, wet meadows, dryish soils in areas with prairie affinities

Uncommon (rare in GA Piedmont, rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Thymeleaf Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica serpyllifolia 166-20-001

 

Look for it in meadows, lawns, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Veronica peregrina var. peregrina
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica peregrina ssp. peregrina
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica peregrina 166-20-002

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Corn Speedwell, Wall Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica arvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica arvensis 166-20-003

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ivyleaf Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica hederifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica hederifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica hederaefolia 166-20-004

 

Look for it in lawns, fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bird's-eye Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica persica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica persica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica persica 166-20-005

 

Look for it in lawns, fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Water Speedwell, Brook Pimpernel
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica anagallis-aquatica
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Veronica anagallis-aquatica
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica anagallis-aquatica 166-20-008

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, streamsides, ditches

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina?

 


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Common Name: American Speedwell, American Brooklime
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica americana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica americana 166-20-009

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, streamsides

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Speedwell, Gypsyweed, Heath Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica officinalis
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Veronica officinalis var. officinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica officinalis 166-20-010

 

Look for it in fields and forests

Common

Native & non-native?

 


drawing of Veronica chamaedrys, Germander Speedwell need picture of leaf or frond of Veronica chamaedrys, Germander Speedwell need picture of flower of Veronica chamaedrys, Germander Speedwell need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Veronica chamaedrys, Germander Speedwell need picture of fruit of Veronica chamaedrys, Germander Speedwell
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Common Name: Germander Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica chamaedrys
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica chamaedrys
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica chamaedrys 166-20-011

 

Look for it in gollf courses and lawns

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


drawing of Veronica scutellata, Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell need picture of leaf or frond of Veronica scutellata, Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell need picture of flower of Veronica scutellata, Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Veronica scutellata, Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell need picture of fruit of Veronica scutellata, Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell
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Common Name: Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica scutellata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica scutellata

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Garden Speedwell, Longleaf Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Veronica longifolia
(?) PLANTS National Database: Pseudolysimachion longifolium

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: European Speedwell, European Brooklime
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Veronica beccabunga
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica beccabunga

 

Look for it in wet places

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Eastern Blue-eyed Mary
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Collinsia verna
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Collinsia verna

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist bottomlands and forested slopes

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Foxglove, Digitalis, Purple Foxglove
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Digitalis purpurea
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Digitalis purpurea +

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, bog margins

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Asian Marshweed
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Limnophila sessiliflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Limnophila sessiliflora

 

Look for it in ponds, ditches, lakes

Rare

Non-native: Old World tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Heartleaf Plantain, King-root
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Plantago cordata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago cordata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago cordata 172-01-001

 

Look for it to be aquatic or semi-aquatic in streambeds with outcrops of slate, aquatic in tidal estuaries

Very scattered and rare in every state in which it occurs, except MO

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Plantain, White Man's Foot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Plantago major
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago major
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago major 172-01-002

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Europe /possibly native to northeast US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Red-stemmed Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Plantago rugelii
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Plantago rugelii var. rugelii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago rugelii 172-01-003

 

Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution obscure

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: English Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain, Rib-grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Plantago lanceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago lanceolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago lanceolata 172-01-004

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Plantago aristata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago aristata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago aristata 172-01-005

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp dry, barren, exposed soil, such as clay soils denuded by bulldozing

Common

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wright's Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Plantago wrightiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago wrightiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago hookeriana var. nuda 172-01-006

 

Look for it in roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native: Southwest US & Mexico apparently, but original distribution ~ obscure

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Plantago virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago virginica 172-01-008

 

Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain, Slender Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Plantago heterophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago heterophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago heterophylla 172-01-009

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in SC Coastal Plain & Piedmont, uncommon in NC Pdmt & GA, rare in Mtns

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Plantain, Leafy-stemmed Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Plantago indica
(?) PLANTS National Database: Plantago arenaria
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago psillium 172-01-011

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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"Most plants grow from their tips to add length. By contrast, grass grows from its base, emerging from a bud at, or just under, the soil surface, where sensitve growth tissues remain safe from the elements and hungry herds." — Douglas Chadwick, The American Prairie, Root of the Sky, National Geographic, October 1993