Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1175

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, moist to wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White/Pinkish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-28-001:
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Koellia flexuosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Pycnanthemum flexuosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Mountain-mint, Slender Mountain-mint, Savanna Mountain-mint


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kofl_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0506m_02

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Leaves linear, 1-2" long, about 1/8" wide, nearly sessile, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0506m_04

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Terminal flat-topped clusters of very small heads of tightly packed flower, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

image of Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0506m_07

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_tenuifolium_3

June        

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John B. Nelson    jbn_3735162320_28992f1fa4

July    Carroll County    VA

Pollinator at work.