Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Boraginales? order assignment uncertain
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Virginia Marbleseed at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Virginia Marbleseed, Virginia False Gromwell
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_lithospermumvirgi
Flowers borne in a distinctive, leafy, coiled inflorescence [helicoid cyme], per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_l_virginianum_c
The mostly oblong leaves 1-5" long. All parts of the herbage hairy, rough, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Uncommon (rare in NC & northward)
Look for it in sandhill woodlands, shell middens in the outer Coastal Plain, woodlands and barrens over diabase and other mafic rocks in the Piedmont and low Mountains, barrens, glades, or woodlands over calcareous rocks in the Mountains, per Weakley's Flora
5-lobed tubular to tubular-funnelform corolla
Inflorescence a leafy helicoid cyme
Schizocarp of specialized mericarps (nutlets)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p186
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p182
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p243
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p137
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p093