Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2849

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Native to Georgia & westward, not clear how far east the original range extended
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on granite flatrocks, in dry sandy soils, in disturbed soils of roadsides & fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Lvs of erect stems alternate, lvs of prostrate stems opposite (rarely whorled)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/Purple
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nuttallanthus texanus   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nuttallanthus texanus   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-16-001?:
Linaria canadensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Linaria canadensis var. texana

 

COMMON NAME:
Texas Toadflax