Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare elsewhere within GA-NC-SC

Look for it in woodlands, meadows, forests, usually in circumneutral soils (over diabase, limestone, shell, etc), per Weakley's Flora

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

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

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 (1968) 164-24-002:
Blephilia ciliata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Diabase Woodmint, Horsemint, Downy Woodmint


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image of Blephilia ciliata

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

        

image of Blephilia ciliata

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.

image of Blephilia ciliata

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

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.