Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in oak forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or subopposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-lobed campanulate corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
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):
Aureolaria laevigata   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Aureolaria laevigata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-24-004:
Aureolaria laevigata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia laevigata

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Oak-leach, Smooth False-foxglove


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gela3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm080802_064

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Inflorescence, pedicels and calyx glabrous; flowering Aug-Sep, per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    jkm120830_187

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

The stem is smooth and green; it is not glaucous, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_187c

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves narrowly lanceolate, 5-10cm long, 1-2.4cm wide, entire (or rarely lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130922_483

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm130922_483b

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Pedicels straight, stout (about 1 mm in diameter), 1-8mm long at anthesis, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm130922_487

September    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm121027_853

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Calyx lobes usually shorter than tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.