OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vitex agnus-castus   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitex agnus-castus +   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-03-001:
Vitex agnus-castus   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chaste-tree


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image of Vitex agnus-castus, Chaste-tree

Ronald F. Billings, Texas Forest Service, Bugwood.org    bug_5005043

Month Unknown        

Lvs palmately compound; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitex agnus-castus, Chaste-tree

Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org     bug_5405884

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vitex agnus-castus   FAMILY Lamiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitex agnus-castus +   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-03-001:
Vitex agnus-castus   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

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2509

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

Habitat: Pastures, woodland edges, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Palmately compound: 5-7 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue/ Purplish
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed campanulate calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed campanulate corolla
4 stamens

Inflorescence a terminal thyrse

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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