Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3143

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont, uncommon in NC)

Look for it in sandy woodlands, sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Nonstoloniferous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink/ Pinkish-lavender
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
4 stamens, attached to corolla tube
Superior ovary
Flowers in 1-5 terminal spikes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbena carnea   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stylodon carneus   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-01-011:
Verbena carnea   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Stylodon carolinensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Vervain, Carolina False Vervain


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image of Verbena carnea

Will Stuart    wil_v_carnea_blos_detail

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

The wandlike spikes of 5-lobed flowers are stiffly erect, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Verbena carnea

Will Stuart    wil_v_carnea_inflorescenc

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Spikes elongate, flowers or fruits well-spaced and not obscuring the rachis, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Verbena carnea

Will Stuart    wil_v_carnea_leaf_pair

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves sessile or subsessile, cuneate, not lobed or some lower on stem 3-lobed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Verbena carnea

Will Stuart    wil_vcarnea_blos_detail

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Rachis stipitate-glandular. Calyx and corolla tube pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Verbena carnea

Will Stuart    wil_verbena_carnea_habit

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands