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


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image of Stachys floridana

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

Month Unknown        

image of Stachys floridana

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

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

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

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

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

Month Unknown        

image of Stachys floridana

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.