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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-06-001:
Mecardonia acuminata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Bacopa acuminata

 

COMMON NAME:
Mecardonia, Common Axilflower


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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.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_acuminata_s2

September        

image of Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata, Mecardonia, Common Axilflower

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.

image of Mecardonia acuminata var. acuminata, Mecardonia, Common Axilflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_acuminata_s2c

September        

Sepals lanceolate, nearly equal in length, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-06-001:
Mecardonia acuminata   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Bacopa acuminata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2286

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: marshes, ditches, wet pine savannas, bottomland forests, wet disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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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