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