Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2423

Forb
Annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed tubular corolla
4 stamens, included or slightly exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grayish-brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dicerandra odoratissima   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dicerandra odoratissima   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-21-001:
Dicerandra odoratissima   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rose Dicerandra, Rose Balm


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image of Dicerandra odoratissima

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdodoratissima_pc2

November    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Upper lobe hoodlike, stamens and style arching under the hooded upper lobe, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dicerandra odoratissima

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdodoratissima_pc6

November    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Odor of fresh plant cinnamon-like, spicy, per Weakley's Flora.