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


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image of Buchnera floridana

Keith Bradley    kab_b_floridana_08581

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Camp Owaissa Bauer

Calyx tube 3.5-5mm, lobes 1mm or less. Corolla tube 8-10mm, lobes 4-5mm, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Buchnera floridana

Keith Bradley    kab_b_floridana_08589

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Camp Owaissa Bauer

Flowers in a raceme, on stalks only 1mm long. Calyx with short white hairs, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Buchnera floridana

Keith Bradley    kab_b_floridana_08608

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Camp Owaissa Bauer

image of Buchnera floridana

JK Marlow    jkm0505q_11

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Flowers tubular below, spreading at apex into 5 petals, borne in a spike, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Buchnera floridana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbfloridana_scotts1

May    Williamsburg County    SC

image of Buchnera floridana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_floridana_4

July        

image of Buchnera floridana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_buchnera_floridana_6

July        

Flower tubes usually less than 3/8" long (vs. longer in B. americana), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Buchnera floridana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbfloridana_183

Month Unknown