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