Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common in NC Mountains

Look for it in rocky or alluvial forests, montane forests up to at least 5000 feet elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
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 (5/21/15):
Blephilia hirsuta   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-24-001:
Blephilia hirsuta   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Woodmint


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picture of Blephilia hirsuta, image of Blephilia hirsuta

JK Marlow    jkm070702_195

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

picture of Blephilia hirsuta, image of Blephilia hirsuta

JK Marlow    jkm070702_200

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

Leaves with acuminate to acute tips (Monarda-like); petioles 9-42mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Blephilia hirsuta, image of Blephilia hirsuta

JK Marlow    jkm070702_202

July    Pocahontas County    WV

The Falls of Hill Creek

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