OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-24-002:
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephilia ciliata

 

COMMON NAME:
Diabase Woodmint, Horsemint, Downy Woodmint


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image of Blephilia ciliata, Diabase Woodmint, Horsemint, Downy Woodmint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_blci_001_lvd

        

image of Blephilia ciliata, Diabase Woodmint, Horsemint, Downy Woodmint

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1993

May    Crawford County    GA

Leaves with rounded to acutish tips (Prunella-like); petioles 1-7(12)mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Blephilia ciliata, Diabase Woodmint, Horsemint, Downy Woodmint

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_blephilia_ciliata_5

May        

Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, often curving downward, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Blephilia ciliata, Diabase Woodmint, Horsemint, Downy Woodmint

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_ciliata_downy

June        

Two to six dense whorls of flowers encircle square hairy stems at intervals, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-24-002:
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Blephilia ciliata

 

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211

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: woodlands, meadows, forests, prairies, usually in circumneutral soils (over diabase, limestone, shell, etc.), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender (rarely white)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
2 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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