Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3130

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in dry (seasonally moist) rocky, gravelly, or clayey soil of limestone glades, galdes over mafic rock (such as diabase, gabbro, etc.), wet meadows, sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue-violet
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx with cylindrical tube
5-lobed subsalverform corolla
4 fertile included stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence an open spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-21-001:
Buchnera americana   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Bluehearts, Prairie Bluehearts, Plains Bluehearts