Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1599

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in pastures, roadsides, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: pinnatisect (leaf segments 0.5-1.5mm wide)
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Lavender/Purple/Pink/White
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
4 stamens, attached to corolla tube
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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):
Glandularia pulchella   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Glandularia pulchella   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-016:
Verbena tenuisecta   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Glandularia tenuisecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Moss Vervain, South American Vervain, Moss Verbena


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image of Glandularia pulchella

JK Marlow    jkm070414_003

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Glandularia pulchella

JK Marlow    jkm070414_005

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Has a prostrate growth habit and finely divided leaves, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

image of Glandularia pulchella

JK Marlow    jkm070414_006

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Spikes solitary, 1-10cm long, 1-3.5cm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Glandularia pulchella

JK Marlow    jkm160415_201

April    Turner County    GA

image of Glandularia pulchella

JK Marlow    jkm160415_202

April    Turner County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm170520_920

May    Calhoun County    SC

image of Glandularia pulchella

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgtenuisecta_laurens1

May    Laurens County    SC

Stems branch abundantly and are prostrate or decumbent, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Glandularia pulchella

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_pulchella_2_2

September        

Corolla about 10mm or more broad and 2-2.5x as long as the calyx, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Glandularia pulchella

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_pulchella_6

September        

Leaves deltoid, pinnatisect [pinnately cleft to the midrib], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.