Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2310

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere) (an endemic)

Look for it in moist to wet pine savannas, pocosin margins, mountain bogs, seepage areas on low elevation granite domes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pycnanthemum flexuosum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum flexuosum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-28-003:
Pycnanthemum flexuosum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Koellia hyssopifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Pycnanthemum hyssopifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Mountain-mint


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image of Pycnanthemum flexuosum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kohy2_001_lvd

        

image of Pycnanthemum flexuosum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_739

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The relatively large headlike flower clusters (cymules) may be over 1" wide, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Pycnanthemum flexuosum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_744

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves elliptic to lance-shaped, up to about 2" long and 3/4" wide, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Pycnanthemum flexuosum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_748

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Tiny, tubular, 2-lipped flowers protrude from a whitish 5-parted calyx, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Pycnanthemum flexuosum

JK Marlow    jkm120815_755

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Erect perennial herb 16-44" tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.