Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2798

Forb
Winter annual

Native: north of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist bottomlands and forested slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue & white
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (apparently 4-lobed, but the 5th lobe is hidden)
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Collinsia verna   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Collinsia verna   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Blue-eyed Mary