Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1942

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in pine savannas, flatwoods, seepage bogs, sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue-violet/ White
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with cylindrical tube
5-lobed subsalverform corolla
4 fertile included stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence an open spike

FRUIT:
Spring/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):
Buchnera floridana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-21-002:
Buchnera floridana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Bluehearts, Florida Bluehearts, Buchnera