OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Chelone cuthbertii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-13-001:
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chelone cuthbertii

 

COMMON NAME:
Cuthbert’s Turtlehead


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image of Chelone cuthbertii, Cuthbert’s Turtlehead

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, Cuthbert’s Turtlehead

JK Marlow    jkm060903_073

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Chelone cuthbertii, Cuthbert’s Turtlehead

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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Chelone cuthbertii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-13-001:
Chelone cuthbertii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chelone cuthbertii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2488

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere (historically in SC, but not recently seen)

Habitat: bogs, sphagnous swamps, seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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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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