Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1039

Forb
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist to dry forests & woodlands, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow, maroon or bi-colored
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx, each side completely fused
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in a spike, borne in the axils of leafy bracts

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pedicularis canadensis   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-29-001:
Pedicularis canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood Betony, Eastern Lousewort, Fernleaf