Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2881

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon, endemic to the Sandhills Region of NC-SC

Look for it in wet streamheads and seepage slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves usually absent at anthesis)
Stem leaves sessile; offsets & basal leaves petioled
Margins of stem leaves denticulate to subentire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish blue to lavender blue with white eye and 2 white guidelines
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla
5 stamens, completely united
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Lobelia species 1   FAMILY Campanulaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Lobelia batsonii (Campanulaceae), A New Species from the Sandhills of the Carolinas (Pittman & Sorrie, 2020)
Lobelia batsonii

 

COMMON NAME:
Springhead Lobelia, Batson's Lobelia, Sandhills Lobelia, Cedar Swamp Lobelia


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image of Lobelia species 1, Springhead Lobelia, Batson's Lobelia, Sandhills Lobelia, Cedar Swamp Lobelia

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_lobelia_batsonii1

June    Moore County    NC

Inflorescence secund. Calyx glabrous, as are corolla tube interior & throat, per Lobelia batsonii (Campanulaceae), A New Species from the Sandhills of the Carolinas (Pittman & Sorrie, 2020).