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