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

 

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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