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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150226_711

February    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm150226_711b

February    Pickens County    SC

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

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Gill Newberry    gn04_s_lyrata_flowers

April        

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

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Gill Newberry    gn04_s_lyrata_habitat

April        

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Gill Newberry    gn04_salvia_lyrata_inflor

April        

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

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JK Marlow    jkm0504f_19

April    McCormick County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm160412_008

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm160426_153

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_29

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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

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Roxanna Martin    rlm42411_54

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm0305a_34

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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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.

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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm150509_006b

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_203

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_salvia_lyrata

September