Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


33

Forb
Annual

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

Common

Look for it in woodlands, on roadsides, in a wide variety of open habitats, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-lavender (throat lined with yellow)
Bisexual
Weakly bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted calyx
5-parted campanulate corolla
4 included stamens (2 long, 2 short)
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/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):
Agalinis purpurea   FAMILY Orobanchaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agalinis purpurea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-25-003:
Agalinis purpurea   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gerardia purpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Gerardia, purple false foxglove