Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2429

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in pine savannas, flatwoods, & sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed (somewhat 2-lipped) funnelform corolla
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dyschoriste oblongifolia   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dyschoriste oblongifolia   FAMILY Acanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 171-02-001:
Dyschoriste oblongifolia   FAMILY Acanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Twinflower, Pineland Dyschoriste, Oblong Twinflower


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dyob_001_lvd

        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdoblongifo_ditchpond1b

April-May?    Aiken County    SC

Flowers axillary, bluish-purple with dark spots, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Dyschoriste oblongifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdoblongifo_ditchpond1c

April-May?    Aiken County    SC

Calyx pubescent, 15-20mm long, lobes linear-aristate [awn- or bristle-tipped], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dyschoriste oblongifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090522_009

May    Bamberg County    SC

image of Dyschoriste oblongifolia

JK Marlow    jkm090522_010

May    Bamberg County    SC

image of Dyschoriste oblongifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdoblongifolia_laurens

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_oblongifolia

July        

Stem pilose. Leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, ciliate, sessile or subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.