Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2957

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in mesic forests, bogs, wet meadows over calcareous or mafic substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Stachys eplingii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stachys eplingii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-20-003:
Stachys nuttallii   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Epling's Hedgenettle


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image of Stachys eplingii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_stachys_eplingii_4

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This species has a scattered sporadic range in southern & central Appalachians, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Stachys eplingii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_stachys_eplingii_8

June        

image of Stachys eplingii

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_stachys_eplingii_8b

June        

Calyx lobes strongly deltoid, per Weakley's Flora.