Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2900

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in wet savannas, savanna-swamp ecotones, ditches adjacent to former pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed campanulate calyx
2-lipped tubular corolla, upper lip hood-like
4 stamens, arched under the corolla's upper lip
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Olive-brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Physostegia purpurea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Physostegia purpurea   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-13-002:
Dracocephalum purpureum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Obedient-plant, Eastern False Dragonhead