Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2655

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare south of VA

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, pastures, calcareous shale barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed, deeply cleft, calyx
5-lobed funnelform or salverform corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cynoglossum officinale   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cynoglossum officinale   FAMILY Boraginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 161-02-001:
Cynoglossum officinale   FAMILY Boraginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hound's-tongue, Garden Comfrey