Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2945

Forb
Annual

Non-native: east Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon. Becoming a noxious weed nearby 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:

 

 

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 (10/20/20):
Mosla dianthera   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Mosla dianthera   FAMILY Lamiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-35?:
Mosla dianthera   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla


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image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210914_3712

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210914_3713

September    Greenville County    SC

Calyx veins minutely hispid; upper lip reflexed, lower lip erect, per Flora of China.

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210914_3714

September    Greenville County    SC

Teeth of calyx upper lip ovate-triangular, middle tooth shorter than lateral, per Flora of China.

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210914_3716

September    Greenville County    SC

Becoming a noxious weed in KY, TN, & w NC; expect to become more widespread, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210914_3717

September    Greenville County    SC

Corolla 3.5-4mm, borne 2 per node in a slender terminal spike, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210914_3718

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210919_3742

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210919_3744

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

JK Marlow    jkm210919_3745

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Mosla dianthera, Miniature Beefsteak-plant, Mosla

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_mosla_dianthera_4

October    Floyd County    GA

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