Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2488

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC-SC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Look for it in bogs, sphagnous swamps, seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 fertile included stamens (2 long, 2 short) & 1 sterile with purple filament
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-13-001:
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cuthbert’s Turtlehead


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image of Chelone cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm060903_058

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

[Pollinator at work] Flowers strongly 4-ranked, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Chelone cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm060903_073

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Chelone cuthbertii

JK Marlow    jkm060903_079

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves sessile, lanceolate, leaf base rounded, margins serrate, apex acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.