Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1617

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA Piedmont, rare in SC)

Look for it on streambanks, in bogs, wet meadows, dryish soils in areas with prairie affinities, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

 

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):
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-19-001:
Veronicastrum virginicum   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Culver's Root


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image of Veronicastrum virginicum

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

        

image of Veronicastrum virginicum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginicum_7

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm070703_035

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

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

image of Veronicastrum virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm070703_037

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

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

image of Veronicastrum virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm070703_053

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

image of Veronicastrum virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm070703_054

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

image of Veronicastrum virginicum

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginicum_11a

July        

image of Veronicastrum virginicum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginicum_9

July