Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1069

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bottomland forests, nutrient-rich slopes, mesic hammocks, in the Coastal Plain primarily in places underlain by coquina limestone ("marl") & essentially absent from the more acidic portions of the Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Purple/Pink/Lavender/White
2-lipped 5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
4 stamens, attached to corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phryma leptostachya   FAMILY Phrymaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phryma leptostachya   FAMILY Verbenaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 163-01-001:
Phryma leptostachya   FAMILY Phrymaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phryma leptostachya

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Phryma leptostachya var. leptostachya

 

COMMON NAME:
American Lopseed