Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2082

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in woodlands & glades, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Violet
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-toothed calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 fertile exserted stamens & some sterile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
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):
Salvia urticifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salvia urticifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-22-003:
Salvia urticifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Nettleleaf Sage


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_saur_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_salvia_urticifolia_5

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm120525_463

May    Oconee County    SC

The cauline leaves are sharp-pointed at the apex & there are no basal leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120525_467

May    Oconee County    SC

Stem leaves 2-3" long w winged stalks, toothed & rhombic-ovate to deltoid, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120525_470

May    Oconee County    SC

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120525_475

May    Oconee County    SC

Upper lip hood-like, shorter than the broad, white-striped lower lip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120525_479

May    Oconee County    SC

Calyx 5-10mm long, upper lip 3-toothed, lower 2-toothed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120525_484

May    Oconee County    SC

image of Salvia urticifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_salvia_urticifolia_2

May        

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0406k_12

June    Oconee County    SC

Inflorescence is a terminal raceme with 6-10 flowers per node, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm0506i_30

June    Oconee County    SC

image of Salvia urticifolia

JK Marlow    jkm140614_982

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_982b

June    Oconee County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140614_994

June    Oconee County    SC