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:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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