Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1156

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in disturbed areas, pastures, roadsides, bottomland forests, other forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite & often basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prunella vulgaris ssp. lanceolata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-12-001?:
Prunella vulgaris   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Prunella vulgaris

 

COMMON NAME:
American Heal-all, American Self-heal