Carolinas and Georgia

1531

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-01-002:
Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Forked Bluecurls, Common Blue Curls


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Look for it in dry woodlands, disturbed areas, thin soils around rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual/Weak perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Trichostema dichotomum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

Forked Bluecurls, Common Blue Curls