Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1077

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains & Piedmont, and in NC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodlands, glades, seepages, esp over calcareous or mafic rock, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla, upper lip hood-like
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Olive-brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-13-001?:
Dracocephalum virginianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dracocephalum virginianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Physostegia virginiana var. arenaria

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Obedient-plant


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image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_081

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_099

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Flowers bright pink with purple lines, upper lip hooded, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

JK Marlow    jkm060928_101

September    York County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Flowers closely spaced, often in vertical ranks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginiana_2b

September        

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

JK Marlow    jkm111008_772

October    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginiana_11

October        

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginiana_11b

October        

Calyx lobes ascending and less than 1/3 the length of the tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

JK Marlow    jkm0411f_12

November    York County    SC

Blackjacks Heritage Preserve

image of Physostegia virginiana ssp. praemorsa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginiana_2

December