Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1918

Forb
Annual/Weak perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in thin soils around rock outcrops, esp granite flatrocks, dry sandy soils of the Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens
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 (11/30/12):
Trichostema setaceum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichostema setaceum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-01-001:
Trichostema setaceum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Trichostema lineare

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Trichostema dichotomum var. lineare

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Blue Curls


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trli5_001_lvd

        

image of Trichostema setaceum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtsetacea_poecreek

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

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Tim Spira    tps_tsetaceum2

Month Unknown        

Corolla 5-lobed, lowest lobe lip-like, the lateral triangular-ovate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trichostema setaceum

Tim Spira    tpstsetaceum

Month Unknown        

Similar to T. dichotomum, but leaves are linear and less than 1/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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