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 in GA, waifs in NC-SC

Look for it on granite flatrocks, in dry sandy soils, in disturbed soils of roadsides and 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/Summer
Blue/Purple
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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 (5/21/15):
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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Linaria texana

 

COMMON NAME:
Texas Toadflax