Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2471

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in wet meadows & marshes over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/ Pinkish/ Purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
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 (5/21/15):
Pycnanthemum virginianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum virginianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-28-002:
Pycnanthemum virginianum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Koellia virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Mountain-mint


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image of Pycnanthemum virginianum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_kovi3_001_lvd

        

image of Pycnanthemum virginianum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginianum_6

July        

Leaves entire, linear-lanceolate, up to 3/8" wide, rounded at the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Pycnanthemum virginianum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_virginianum_8

August    Floyd County    GA

Coosa Prairies

Frothy mounds of small white flowers in broad, flattened inflorescences, per Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants.