Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1172

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare or uncommon here, depending on variety

Look for it in forests and woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White to lavender spotted with purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 (5/21/15):
Pycnanthemum incanum +   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum incanum +   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-28-008:
Pycnanthemum incanum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Koellia incana

 

COMMON NAME:
Hoary Mountain-mint, White Mountain-mint


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_koin_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404g_09

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Pubescence variable thoughout the species, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Gill Newberry    gn07_p_incanum_flowers

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Gill Newberry    gn07_p_incanum_inf

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Gill Newberry    gn07_p_incanum_plant

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JK Marlow    jkm0307m_36

July    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Upper portions of this plant appear white-powdery from a fine pubesence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507m_02

July    Oconee County    SC

Leaves ovate to elliptic to lanceolate, tips acute, margins shallow serrate, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507m_07

July    Oconee County    SC

Leaves increasingly dense whitish hairy towards flowers, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm0507m_10

July    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0507m_10b

July    Oconee County    SC

Corolla spotted with purple, stamens extended - A very showy flower, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Bobbie L Holt    blh1172_a

August    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

Flowers clustered at terminals with whitish floral leaves and bracts, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm140817_824

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140817_827

August    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170826_783

August    Spartanburg County    SC