Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1905

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, narrowly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in cove forests, esp periglacial boulderfields, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White/Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Stachys clingmanii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stachys clingmanii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-20-004:
Stachys clingmanii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Clingman's Hedgenettle


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image of Stachys clingmanii, Clingman's Hedgenettle

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmsclingmanii_rm

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Differs from S. latidens in having long spreading bristles on stem's angles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stachys clingmanii, Clingman's Hedgenettle

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_stachysclingmanii

Month Unknown        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves hairy with petioles 0.4-1.2" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Stachys clingmanii, Clingman's Hedgenettle

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_stachysclingmanii_b

Month Unknown        NC-TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hedgenettles are tall plants w interrupted spikes of .5" pink-purple flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.