Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1941

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in savannas, sandhill-pocosin ecotones (in the uphill portions), mesic loamy-soil slopes or swales in sandhill longleaf pine woodlands, fire-maintained interior woodlands and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish suffused with pinkish-purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped tubular calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Schwalbea americana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schwalbea americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-27-001:
Schwalbea americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Schwalbea australis

 

COMMON NAME:
Chaffseed