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

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