Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2236

Forb
Annual/Weak perennial

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

Common

Look for it in sluggish streams, bogs, wet areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring
White (lined with lavender)
Bisexual
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but the upper two lobes are fused)
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gratiola virginiana +   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-07-006:
Gratiola virginiana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Round-fruit Hedge-hyssop, Virginia Hedge-hyssop