Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2945

Forb
Annual

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare. Becoming a noxious weed west of our area and expected to spread.

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Lavender
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-lobed corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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):
Mosla dianthera   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mosla dianthera   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-35?:
Mosla dianthera   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Orthodon dianthera

 

COMMON NAME:
Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla