Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 56 taxa in the family Plantaginaceae, Plantain family, as understood by 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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Callitriche heterophylla ssp. heterophylla   FAMILY: Callitrichaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Callitriche heterophylla 109-01-001   FAMILY: Callitrichaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Callitriche stagnalis   FAMILY: Callitrichaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amphianthus pusillus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amphianthus pusillus 166-04-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bacopa innominata   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bacopa cyclophylla 166-05-002   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bacopa caroliniana   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bacopa caroliniana 166-05-003   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mecardonia acuminata 166-06-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola pilosa   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola pilosa 166-07-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola aurea   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola aurea 166-07-003   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola viscidula   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola viscidula 166-07-004   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Gratiola neglecta   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola neglecta 166-07-005   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Gratiola virginiana +   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gratiola virginiana 166-07-006   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gratiola hispida   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone cuthbertii 166-13-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone lyonii   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone lyonii 166-13-002   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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 +   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone obliqua +   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone obliqua 166-13-003   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chelone glabra   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chelone glabra 166-13-004   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon smallii   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon smallii 166-14-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Penstemon canescens   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon canescens 166-14-002   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon pallidus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon pallidus 166-14-003   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon australis   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon australis 166-14-004   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon digitalis   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon digitalis 166-14-005   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon laevigatus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Penstemon laevigatus 166-14-006   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon calycosus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon dissectus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon hirsutus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Penstemon multiflorus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuttallanthus canadensis   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Linaria canadensis 166-16-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nuttallanthus texanus   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Linaria canadensis 166-16-001?   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Linaria vulgaris   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Linaria vulgaris 166-16-002   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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) -   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
PLANTS National Database: Linaria dalmatica ssp. dalmatica   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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

 

Non-native: Mediterranean

 


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

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica serpyllifolia 166-20-001   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica peregrina ssp. peregrina   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica peregrina 166-20-002   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica arvensis   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica arvensis 166-20-003   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica hederaefolia 166-20-004   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica persica   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica persica 166-20-005   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Veronica anagallis-aquatica   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica anagallis-aquatica 166-20-008   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica americana   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica americana 166-20-009   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Veronica officinalis var. officinalis   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica officinalis 166-20-010   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

Look for it in fields and forests

Common

Native & non-native?

 


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Common Name: Germander Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica chamaedrys   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica chamaedrys   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veronica chamaedrys 166-20-011   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

Look for it in gollf courses and lawns

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Marsh Speedwell, Narrowleaf Speedwell
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Veronica scutellata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica scutellata   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Pseudolysimachion longifolium   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veronica beccabunga   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Collinsia verna   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Digitalis purpurea +   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Limnophila sessiliflora   FAMILY: Scrophulariaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago cordata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago cordata 172-01-001   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago major   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago major 172-01-002   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Plantago rugelii var. rugelii   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago rugelii 172-01-003   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago lanceolata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago lanceolata 172-01-004   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago aristata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago aristata 172-01-005   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago hookeriana var. nuda 172-01-006   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago virginica   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago virginica 172-01-008   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago heterophylla   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago heterophylla 172-01-009   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Plantago arenaria   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago psillium 172-01-011   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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