Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3095

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in wet pine savannas, margins of swamp forests, wet powerline rights-of-way, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White (spotted with lavender)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed corolla
4 exserted stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hyptis alata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hyptis alata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 164-04-001:
Hyptis alata   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hyptis radiata

 

COMMON NAME:
Musky Mint, Cluster Bushmint


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image of Hyptis alata

Will Stuart    wil_hyptis_alata_860

September    Brunswick County    NC

An erect herb to 3m tall w heads on long peduncles arising from leaf axils. — Will Stuart

image of Hyptis alata

Will Stuart    wil_hyptis_alata_866

September    Brunswick County    NC

Flowers borne in large, globose heads, 1.5-2.5cm across, on 2-6cm peduncles, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hyptis alata

Will Stuart    wil_hyptis_alata_876

September    Brunswick County    NC

image of Hyptis alata

Keith Bradley    kab_h_alata_1_kb72044_1

December    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

Heads hemispheric, involucrate. Calyx teeth setaceous [bristle-like], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.