Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1460

Forb
Perennial

Native: Florida (& possibly to GA Coastal Plain)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed sites, on roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
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):
Stachys floridana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stachys floridana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-20-001:
Stachys floridana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle


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image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org     bug_2155011

Month Unknown        

image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org     bug_2155013

Month Unknown        

Slender rhizomes terminated by segmented tuberous structures to 1cm diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

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.

image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5403650

Month Unknown        

Corolla 2-lipped, the upper galeate (hooded or hood-like), the lower 3-lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5403650b

Month Unknown        

Calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate, about as long as the calyx tube, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5408553

Month Unknown        

image of Stachys floridana, Florida Betony, Rattlesnake-weed, Florida Hedgenettle

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.