Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1492

Forb
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common to rare, depending on variety

Look for it (depending on variety) in rich bottomlands, prairies, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
1-lipped corolla with 5-lobed lip
4 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Teucrium canadense +   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Teucrium canadense +   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-03-001:
Teucrium canadense   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Germander, Wood Sage


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Roxanna Martin    rlm42709_050

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_t_canadense_77657

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61210_137

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Upright stature (stems to ~5'), conspicuous inflorescence, spreading leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61210_138

June    Spartanburg County    SC

A crowded spikelike terminal raceme, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm61210_138c

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Corolla has one lip which is 5-lobed, lateral lobes much smaller than middle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_108

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Usually a bracteate thyrse with sessile cymules, each with 3-5 flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_109

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, lanceolate or lance-ovate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_110

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_128

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Bracts shorter than, to slightly exceeding, calyx, the very lowest leaf-like, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_teucrium_canadense_3

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm140710_687

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140710_690

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

Leaf margins crenate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140710_693

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

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JK Marlow    jkm140710_693b

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

Four stamens diverge from the corolla, arching over the lower lip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140710_696

July    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

The stem is square in cross-section, characteristic of the mints, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.