Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2455

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare in NC-SC

Look for it in wooded alluvial river bottoms, swamp forests, and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla, upper hood-like, lower three-lobed
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Stachys tenuifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stachys tenuifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-20-006:
Stachys tenuifolia   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Stachys tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Stachys tenuifolia var. tenuifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Hedgenettle


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image of Stachys tenuifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stte_001_lvd

        

image of Stachys tenuifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_stte_004_lvd

        

image of Stachys tenuifolia

John B. Nelson    jbn_3630145461_2a4b73b562

June        

Bracts of the inflorescence inconspicuous, rapidly reduced upward, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Stachys tenuifolia

John B. Nelson    jbn3630145461_2a4b73b562b

June        

Of North American Stachys, the only one w consistently curling calyx lobes. — John Nelson