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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Veronicastrum virginicum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-19-001:
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronicastrum virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Culver's-root, Culver's-physic


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vevi4_005_lvd

        

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginicum_7

June        

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

JK Marlow    jkm070703_035

July    Summers County    WV

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The tallest plants in this family have some of the smallest flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

JK Marlow    jkm070703_037

July    Summers County    WV

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It grows to 7' tall and has whorls of toothed lanceolate leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

JK Marlow    jkm070703_053

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

JK Marlow    jkm070703_054

July    Summers County    WV

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image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

JK Marlow    jkm070703_055

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

Flowers born in showy spikes, terminal or from upper leaf whorls, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginicum_11a

July        

image of Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's-root, Culver's-physic

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginicum_9

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Veronicastrum virginicum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-19-001:
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronicastrum virginicum

 

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1617

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon (rare in GA Piedmont, rare in SC)

Habitat: Streambanks, bogs, wet meadows, moist prairies, dryish soils in areas with prairie affinities, woodlands on high pH soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 3-7

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Cream
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed cylindrical or weakly salverform corolla
2 strongly exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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