Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Read more about Purple Beebalm at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Purple Beebalm, Purple Bergamot
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Blue Ridge Parkway
Deep reddish purple flowers and dark purple floral bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Habitat: Grassy balds, moist slopes, mostly at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora
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Leaves have petioles.
2-lipped tubular corolla
2 exserted stamens
Schizocarp of mericarps
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