Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in streambanks, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
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

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chelone obliqua +   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chelone obliqua +   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-13-003:
Chelone obliqua   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Turtlehead


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image of Chelone obliqua +

JK Marlow    jkm140412_947

April    Transylvania County    NC

image of Chelone obliqua +

JK Marlow    jkm0308w_23

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers in a dense cluster, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Chelone obliqua +

JK Marlow    jkm090913_117

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves lance-shaped; leaf stalks 0.25-.5" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Chelone obliqua +

JK Marlow    jkm090913_119

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lvs widest mostly at or near middle, serrate, w acute base. Petioles 5-15mm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Chelone obliqua +

JK Marlow    jkm0310g_01

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Capsule broadly ovoid, about 1cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.