Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2286

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in marshes, ditches, bottomland forests, wet disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White (with purple lines)
Bisexual
5 sepals
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular to narrowly campanulate corolla
4 fertile stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-06-001:
Mecardonia acuminata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Bacopa acuminata

 

COMMON NAME:
Mecardonia, Common Axilflower


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picture of Mecardonia acuminata, image of Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_acuminata_cropped_s

September        

Corolla white, with purple veins. The long, ascending pedicels are distinctive, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Mecardonia acuminata, image of Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_acuminata_s2

September        

picture of Mecardonia acuminata, image of Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_acuminata_s2b

September        

Leaves oblanceolate, serrate above the middle, about 1.5" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Mecardonia acuminata, image of Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_acuminata_s2c

September        

Sepals lanceolate, nearly equal in length, per Weakley's Flora.