OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Macbridea caroliniana   FAMILY Lamiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Macbridea caroliniana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-14-001:
Macbridea caroliniana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Birds-in-a-nest, Carolina Macbridea, Carolina Bogmint


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Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_1458

August    Marion County    SC

Woodbury Wildlife Management Area

Corolla pink or lavender, striped with a deeper shade, or white, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Macbridea caroliniana, Carolina Birds-in-a-nest, Carolina Macbridea, Carolina Bogmint

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_1459

August    Marion County    SC

Woodbury Wildlife Management Area

Upper lip hood-like, entire or notched. Lower lip 3-lobed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Macbridea caroliniana, Carolina Birds-in-a-nest, Carolina Macbridea, Carolina Bogmint

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_1463

August    Marion County    SC

Woodbury Wildlife Management Area

Leaves 6-13cm long, 1.5-4cm wide, lower petiolate, upper sessile.

image of Macbridea caroliniana, Carolina Birds-in-a-nest, Carolina Macbridea, Carolina Bogmint

Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_1465

August    Marion County    SC

Woodbury Wildlife Management Area

Overlapping nestlike bracts subtending the flowers give it its common name, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Macbridea caroliniana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Macbridea caroliniana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-14-001:
Macbridea caroliniana   FAMILY Lamiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3033

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: swamp forests, especially in sphagnous seepage areas away from direct flooding, savanna edges, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink/Lavender/or White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3-lobed narrowly 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
Light brown
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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