Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Trailing Shrub-verbena, Polecat-geranium, Trailing Lantana
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Dk green coarsely toothed 1" leaves; 1-1.5" clusters of rosy-lilac flowers, per The Southern Living Garden Book.
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Landscaped areas, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: South America
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems not armed
Obscurely 2-4 lobed calyx
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens, attached to corolla tube
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p122
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p186
If a search such as "Carex leptalea var. leptalea" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "Carex leptalea".
Or, to minimize chances of a misspelling, try just "Carex le".
Less is more: If "pencil flower" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "pencil".