Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Stachys at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle
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John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org bug_2155013
Slender rhizomes terminated by segmented tuberous structures to 1cm diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org bug_5403110
Month Unknown GA
Leaves lance-ovate to lanceolate; base truncate to cordate, rarely cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org bug_5403650
Corolla 2-lipped, the upper galeate (hooded or hood-like), the lower 3-lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org bug_5403650b
Calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate, about as long as the calyx tube, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org bug_5423650
Month Unknown Okaloosa County FL
Henderson Beach State Park
Longest petioles over 1/3" the length of the blade; leaves crenate to serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Native: Florida (& possibly to GA Coastal Plain)
Habitat: Disturbed sites, roadsides, gardens; probably not native northward of Florida, per Weakley's Flora
NEW! Click here to see a map from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US showing range and abundance.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Schizocarp of mericarps
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p090
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p382
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia p379
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses p134