Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1307

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in hammocks, lawns, roadsides, woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/Violet (rarely white)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-toothed calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 fertile exserted stamens & possibly some sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Salvia lyrata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salvia lyrata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-22-001:
Salvia lyrata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Lyreleaf Sage


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image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_saly2_001_lvd

        

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm150226_711

February    Pickens County    SC

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm150226_711b

February    Pickens County    SC

Calyx 7-10mm long; mericarps 2-2.3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Gill Newberry    gn04_s_lyrata_flowers

April        

Terminal raceme 4-12" long; flower clusters widely separated, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Gill Newberry    gn04_s_lyrata_habitat

April        

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Gill Newberry    gn04_salvia_lyrata_inflor

April        

Corolla about 1" long, usually 6 flowers per node, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm0504f_19

April    McCormick County    SC

Roadside

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm160412_008

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm160426_153

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Keith Bradley    kab_salvia_lyrata_02744

April        GA

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Keith Bradley    kab_salvia_lyrata_09088

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

A tubular 2-lipped corolla, upper lip shorter than the broad lower lip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Roxanna Martin    rlm42411_54

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Stigma unequally two-cleft, exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Roxanna Martin    rlm42411_70

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Calyx's upper lip is 3-toothed, lower 2-toothed; teeth are spine-tipped, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm0305a_34

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm0405n_32

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Flowers growing in few-flowered whorls in an interrupted spike, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm0405n_33

May    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Basal leaves deeply lobed and long-stalked, forming a rosette, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

JK Marlow    jkm150509_006b

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_203

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Mericarps dark brown, finely warted, dull, obovoid to ellipsoid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Salvia lyrata, Lyreleaf Sage

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_salvia_lyrata

September