Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2699

Forb
Annual

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in lawns, rocky riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue/ Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted campanulate calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/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):
Mazus pumilus   FAMILY Mazaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mazus pumilus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-08-001:
Mazus japonicus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Mazus


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image of Mazus pumilus

JK Marlow    jkm120330_311

March    Pickens County    SC

Plant erect, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mazus pumilus

JK Marlow    jkm120330_313

March    Pickens County    SC

image of Mazus pumilus

JK Marlow    jkm120330_315

March    Pickens County    SC

Leaves mostly basal, opposite, spatulate; uppermost become alternate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Mazus pumilus

JK Marlow    jkm120330_315b

March    Pickens County    SC

image of Mazus pumilus

JK Marlow    jkm150424_647

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Calyx 5-parted, campanulate, lobes lanceolate, longer than the tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Mazus pumilus

JK Marlow    jkm140523_168

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Upper lip short, 2-toothed; lower larger, 3-lobed with orange&white palate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Mazus pumilus

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mazus_pumilus_2

September