Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2111

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC, rare in GA-SC, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in mesic forests in coves & on mountain slopes, mountain pastures & forest edges, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stachys latidens   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stachys latidens   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-20-005:
Stachys latidens   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Stachys tenuifolia var. latidens

 

COMMON NAME:
Broad-toothed Hedgenettle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stla5_001_lvd

        

image of Stachys latidens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslatidens_lec1

June        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslatidens_lec2

June        

Stems mostly glabrous, but with short reflexed hairs on the angles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stachys latidens

John B. Nelson    jbn_3749808005_753b5fff9c

July    Carroll County    VA

The flower's upper part ends in an inverted cup that covers the 4 stamens, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stachys latidens

JK Marlow    jkm070721_027

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Stachys latidens

JK Marlow    jkm070721_029

July        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

The flower's lower part is bent sharply downward, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stachys latidens

JK Marlow    jkm140704_603

July    Jackson County    NC

Whiteside Mountain

image of Stachys latidens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslatidens_brp

July?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Hedgenettles are tall plants w interrupted spikes of .5" pink-purple flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stachys latidens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmslatidens_brp97

July?        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaf blades oblong-elliptic, margins serrate to crenate, teeth often ~ rounded, per Weakley's Flora.