Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC Piedmont)

Look for it in cove forests, spruce-fir forests, balds, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped corolla
4 fertile included stamens (2 long, 2 short) & 1 sterile with white filament
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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):
Chelone lyonii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelone lyonii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-13-002:
Chelone lyonii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chelone lyoni

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Turtlehead, Pink Turtlehead, Appalachian Turtlehead


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chly2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0407w_13

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves are egg-shaped; leaf stalks 0.5-1" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Chelone lyonii

JK Marlow    jkm090726_029

July    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell State Park

image of Chelone lyonii

JK Marlow    jkm090726_030

July    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell State Park

Flower's lower lip has a prominent yellow beard, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Chelone lyonii

JK Marlow    jkm0508c_28

August    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Chelone lyonii

JK Marlow    jkm060813_056

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Chelone lyonii

JK Marlow    jkm120830_230

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaves widest below middle, rounded at the base; most petioles at least 1/2", per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Tim Spira    tps_clyonii

August        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_lyonii_appalachian

September